Tick-Borne Encephalitis is a viral infection spread by tick bites infected with the virus in certain parts of the world. It can lead to a range of symptoms, from mild flu-like symptoms to more severe symptoms that affect the nervous system. Initial symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, and fatigue. In severe cases, the infection can spread to cause inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, causes further symptoms such as confusion, paralysis, and even death in some instances. Luckily, the Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccine provides the best protection against the disease.
Tick-Borne Encephalitis can be a very dangerous disease. This risk of infection is increased during travel to areas where infected ticks are more prevalent. While the seriousness of the disease can vary from person to person, it is strongly recommended that those at risk undertake Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccination in prior to travel to areas where the risk is great. Which vaccines are recommended will depend on your travel destination and your plans whilst there. For the most up to date advice speak to our travel pharmacist in Slough at Touchwood Pharmacy Cippenham, SL1.
The Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccine is not usually offered by the NHS. However, Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccination is highly recommended for those seeking to undertake a trip to high-risk areas where Tick-Borne Encephalitis is endemic. Visit our travel clinic in Cippenham for personalised guidance and recommendations based on your specific travel plans.