In a new paper published in the ‘Weekly Epidemiological Record,’ WHO (World Health Organization) suggests vaccination against ‘Tick-Borne Encephalitis’ in people of any age where the disease is very endemic. In addition, where the pre-vaccination incidence of Tick-Borne Encephalitis is low or moderate or limited to certain outdoor activities or specific geographical locations, immunization should target people in the severely affected groups. 

Vaccination should be offered to people traveling from non-endemic regions to endemic regions if their visits will compromise extensive outdoor activities. Since the incidence of Tick-Borne may differ between and in geographical regions also, public immunization strategies should be conducted based on risk assessments at the district, regional, or country level. They should be suitable for the local endemic situation. 

Who Should be Immunized Against Tick-Borne Encephalitis? 

Traveling overseas, you can discover if immunization against tick-borne encephalitis is suggested for any region you are planning to stop over. Your pharmacist, practice nurse, or doctor can advise you on having this Vaccine for your travel destination. Generally, the risk of an average traveller getting into affected regions is small. 

Tick-Borne Vaccine is suggested for all individuals who intend to camp, walk, or work in forested areas of affected regions between April & October when the ticks are highly active—particularly speaking if you live in regions where there’s heavy undergrowth. Moreover, it is recommended for the individuals who handle materials that might carry the virus. 

Who Shouldn’t Receive the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine? 

  • If you are sick with a high temperature, you should postpone the injection till the time you are better. 
  • You shouldn’t have a booster if you have experienced any reaction to the Vaccine previously. 
  • The Vaccine isn’t licensed for infants under one year of age. 
  • This Vaccine isn’t safe for you if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. 
  • You shouldn’t have the Vaccine if you have an allergic reaction to eggs. 

Try to Prevent Tick Bites & Infection 

Tick-Borne Encephalitis is very effective against the virus. Thus, if you are trans versing to the affected areas, even if you are immunized or not, it is also crucial to: 

  • Cover your legs, ankles, and arms 
  • Use insect repellent on your exposed skin and outer clothing. 
  • Don’t drink unpasteurized milk, specifically goat’s milk. 

Why Use Tick-Borne Encephalitis? 

Immunization provides very effective protection from Tick-Borne Encephalitis. There are four highly utilized vaccines of assured high quality: FSME-Immune, TBE-Moscow, EnceVir, and Encepur. These 4 Tick-Borne vaccines are contemplated to be productive and safe. Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus is among the prime causes of central nervous system viral infections in central, northern, and eastern European countries and Mangolia, northern China, and the Russian Federation. 

Nearly 10,000 to 12,000 clinical cases of Tick-Borne are reported every year. But people believe this figure is slightly lower than the actual number of cases. This is because most cases of viral infections happen due to tick bites that people acquire in outdoor forested areas.  

Wrapping Up 

In this article, we studied that a person should discover if immunization against tick-borne encephalitis (specifically for any viral infection) is suggested for any region you are planning to stop over.

Your pharmacist, practice nurse, or doctor can advise you on having this Vaccine for your travel destination. So, with this, start exploring the world right away.