Project Description

Tick-borne encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection usually transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. The disease occurs in parts of central, northern and Eastern Europe, Siberia and parts of Asia. Most infections occur during hiking activities in the above areas.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Mild flu-like illness

  • Serious infections affect the brain and spinal cord

  • Untreated leads to long term neurological complications

  • 20% fatality rate in Asia


Travellers should:

  • Vaccination recommended for at risk travellers
  • Avoid known heavily tick-infested areas of forest and woodland during the spring, summer and autumn where possible
  • Regularly check for ticks attached to the skin
  • Take general bite avoidance measures: wear repellents, cover skin as appropriate etc.
  • Remove ticks as soon as possible by using a pair of fine tipped tweezers or tick remover
  • Avoid consuming unpasteurised dairy products in areas of risk (a potential route of transmission)

The Vaccination

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
2-15 2 to 3 (paed) 0, 1-3 months
0, 14 days**
Last dose 2 weeks before* 5 – 12 months
16 – 85 2 to 3 0, 1-3 months
0, 14 days**
Last dose 2 weeks before* 5 – 12months

*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.

**accelerated schedule

  Tick-borne encephalitis
vaccine price

Per dose £65
Course £130 (course of 2)

  Tick-borne encephalitis
PAEDIATRIC vaccine price

Per dose £65
Course £130 (course of 2)

  Clinic Hours

Monday 09:00-19:00
Tuesday 09:00-19:00
Wednesday 09:00-19:00

0121 501 3518

  West Midlands Location


Make an appointment

We offer bookings and walk-in appointments to suit your needs.
Our pharmacists have received specific training in providing travel vaccination services.