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TicoVac (Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine (whole Virus inactivated))

TicoVac and TicoVac Junior Vaccination Schedule

Vaccination is a proven way to help protect against Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE)​​​​​​​1,2

You may know that ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which can be treated by antibiotics,3 whereas there is no specific treatment for TBE.4,5 To help protect against TBE, vaccination should be considered for all travellers at risk.6


Conventional vaccination schedule

Rapid vaccination schedule : providing sufficient protection after 2 vaccinations

In cases such as travel where immunisation is needed quickly, the rapid immunisation schedule can be used; for optimal coverage always complete the vaccination schedule.1,2

  • TicoVac (0.5 ml) is suitable for adults aged 16 years and older.1
  • TicoVac Junior (0.25 ml) is suitable for children aged from 1 year to 15 years.2​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​TicoVac and TicoVac Junior have been proven to prevent 99% of cases of TBE in vaccinated populations.1,2

  1. TicoVac Summary of Product Characteristics. September 2018.
  2. TicoVac Junior Summary of Product Characteristics. September 2018.
  3. NHS Lyme disease. Available at: (Last Accessed March 2021).
  4. Lindquist L. and Vapalahti O. Tick-borne encephalitis. Lancet. 2008;371(9627):1861-71
  5. Rendi-Wagner P. Risk and prevention of tick-borne encephalitis in travellers. J Travel Med. 2004;11:307–312
  6. Travel Health Pro. Denmark. Available at: (Last Accessed March 2021)
PP-TCV-GBR-0089. March 2021

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