Helping you protect your health
Learn more about the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine.
Price per dose
Free for children aged 3–18 in Region Uppsala and Sörmland
360 kr for children aged 1–15
395 kr for people aged 16 and older
Who can take it
People who plan to spend time outdoors in risk areas can protect themselves with the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine.
This vaccine is for adults and children aged 1 year or older.
You should not take this vaccine if you are pregnant.
Doses and protection
People aged 1–50 need 3 doses for full protection against tick-borne encephalitis.
The first and second doses should be taken at least 1 month before spending time outdoors in a risk area. The second dose is taken 1 month after the first dose. The third dose is taken 1 month after the second dose.
People aged 50 and older need 4 doses for full protection. The fourth dose is taken 5–12 months after the third dose.
To maintain protection, take a booster dose after 3 years and then again every 2–5 years.
Potential side effects
Potential side effects from the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine are usually mild and temporary. They can include fever, a headache, muscle aches, joint pain, vomiting, nausea, tiredness, and pain where the needle went in.
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