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Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine

Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine in Cardiff & Newport

IGP offers a range of travel vaccines suitable for those travelling and/or working abroad. Our vaccinations are carried out in healthcare registered clinics by experienced Practice Nurses and GP's on request.

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Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine Information

Tick-borne encephalitis is a serious infection that can cause flu-like symptoms and inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). It is usually spread through tick bites, but it can also be caught through drinking unpasteurised milk.

High Risk Areas:

the far eastern part of the former Soviet Union, including eastern Russia and Siberia, some parts of China and Japan, western Russia, Austria, Hungary, the Balkans, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Scandinavia. Tick-borne encephalitis is mainly found in forested areas.

The tick-borne encephalitis vaccine is recommended for anyone who:

  • Plans to live in a high-risk area

  • Plans to work in a high-risk area - for example, as a farmer or forest worker

  • Plans to travel to high-risk areas during late spring or summer, particularly if camping or hiking

  • Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine Booking Information

    Doses: 3

    Cost: £90 per dose

    Information: The vaccination requires a course of three doses for full protection. The second dose is given 3 weeks - 3 months later after the first, and the third dose is given 9 -12 months after the second, provides immunity for up to three years. A booster dose can be given 3 years after the third dose for continued protection. The course can sometimes be accelerated. This involves two doses being given two weeks apart. The tick-borne encephalitis vaccine is not suitable for children under one years. TicoVac Junior is available for children between 1 - 15 years. second dose is given 1-3 months after the first and then 5 -12 months after the second. A booster dose is required every 3 years for continued protection.

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    Vaccination Consultation

    If you are unsure which vaccines you require for an upcoming trip IGP provide a travel telephone consultation with a trained practice Nurse to advise on the vaccine requirements for your upcoming travel. During this appointment the Nurse will conduct a detailed assessment and create a schedule of your required vaccinations.

    On booking your travel consultation you will receive an email confirming your appointment details with a link to a 'Travel Risk Assessment Form' that we ask you to completed prior to your appointment.

    Time: 10 minutes

    Cost: £30 (Discounted from the total cost of any future vaccines administered)

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    Important Information

    Please note that vaccine cost is the cost per dose to have the vaccine with a nurse and not a GP. There is an additional fee of £25 for the vaccine to be administered by a GP. The number of doses required indicates the number of doses for a standard course. An accelerated course can impact the number of doses required. It is strongly advised that you leave plenty of time to complete the course before your trip. Some vaccination courses, with more than one vaccine required, may take up to a month or longer and many vaccinations will not become fully effective until weeks after the course completion. The brand of vaccine we supply may also vary depending on the current supply status of a particular vaccine.

    What If I Need To Cancel?

    If you cancel your appointment 24 hours before it starts, then you will receive a full refund. However, If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period before the appointment is due, then you will be liable to pay the cost of the consultation. If you do need to reschedule please contact us as soon as possible.

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