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Tick Borne Encephalitis (Course of 2 or 3 Vaccines) in Sheffield


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About the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to Abbeydale Pharmacy, your trusted healthcare provider in Sheffield. Located at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, we offer the Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) vaccine to protect you from this serious disease. Here, we provide detailed information about the TBE vaccine, its importance, and symptoms to be aware of.

What is Tick-Borne Encephalitis?

Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection that affects the central nervous system. It is transmitted through the bite of infected ticks, primarily in regions such as parts of Europe, Russia, and East Asia. TBE can cause severe neurological complications, including meningitis and encephalitis, and in some cases, it can be fatal.

Importance of the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine

The Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against this potentially severe infection. Vaccination is particularly important for those who live in or travel to areas where TBE is common, especially if they engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or forestry work. The vaccine significantly reduces the risk of contracting and spreading TBE.

Symptoms of Tick-Borne Encephalitis

According to TravelHealthPro, the symptoms of Tick-Borne Encephalitis can appear in two phases:

Phase One Symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Muscle aches

  • Nausea

Phase Two Symptoms:

  • High fever

  • Severe headache

  • Neck stiffness

  • Confusion

  • Drowsiness

  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)

  • Paralysis (in severe cases)

  • Seizures (in severe cases)

If you suspect you have been bitten by a tick and are showing symptoms of TBE, seek immediate medical attention.

Who Should Get the Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine?

  • Travelers: Individuals traveling to TBE-endemic areas, particularly those engaging in outdoor activities in rural or forested regions.

  • Residents of Endemic Areas: People living in regions where TBE is common.

  • Outdoor Workers: Those working in forestry, farming, or other outdoor occupations in TBE-endemic areas.

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts: Hikers, campers, and anyone who spends a significant amount of time in areas where TBE is prevalent.

Vaccine Schedule

The TBE vaccine is typically administered in three doses:

  • Primary Series: Two doses, with the second dose given 1-3 months after the first.

  • Booster Dose: A third dose given 5-12 months after the second dose for long-term protection.

For continued protection, booster doses are recommended every 3-5 years, depending on age and vaccine type.

Safety and Side Effects

The Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccine is safe and well-tolerated. Common side effects are generally mild and may include pain and redness at the injection site, fever, and fatigue. Serious side effects are very rare.

Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, is your convenient destination for receiving the Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccine. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care, ensuring you are well-protected.

Contact Us

For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your Tick-Borne Encephalitis vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy. We are here to support you in making informed decisions about your health.

Explore our other resources and educational materials available on our website to learn more about Tick-Borne Encephalitis and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your TBE vaccine today.


Additional Services

At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice and vaccinations tailored to your destination.


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