Tick-Borne Encephalitis or TBE, is a virus that is spread by tick bites. Ticks that carry the virus are found in most parts of Europe, Russia, and parts of China and Japan.
Once infected, TBE causes flu-like symptoms usually about a week after a tick bite. In some people the infection spreads to the brain causing a stiff neck, severe headaches, seizures, changed behaviour, confusion, speech difficulties and paralysis.
The Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) vaccine is an important preventive measure designed to protect individuals against the Tick-Borne Encephalitis.
In Odiham, travellers seeking the Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccination for international travel can visit our specialised travel clinic at Touchwood Pharmacy on High Street, Odiham, RG29. Our experienced travel healthcare professionals will assess your individual travel plans and provide personalised information about the risks you might encounter, and administer the appropriate vaccine based on the most current guidelines and recommendations.
Vaccination against Tick-Borne Encephalitis can have side effects, but the good news is that they are generally only mild and temporary. The most common side effects are pain or redness at the injection site and some experience a mild fever, and fatigue. Thankfully, serious side effects are rare, and the risk of potential side effects is far outweighed by the benefit of protection.