Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) Vaccination

Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) is a viral disease that is spread by infected ticks. It can cause a flu-like illness, fever, headache, nausea, muscle pain and general discomfort. This form of Encephalitis is often linked with Meningitis, as the virus can attack both the brain and the meninges.

Travel Vaccinations
Per Dose
Tick-Borne Encephalitis - Adult (call to reserve)
£74 per dose
3 Doses
Tick-Borne Encephalitis - Paediatric (call to reserve)
£74 per dose
3 Doses


The risk of acquiring Tick-borne Encephalitis can be reduced by vaccination. Travellers may be recommended a course of two vaccines administered 2 weeks apart. For extended protection, a booster at 5 months is recommended. (3 doses in total)

Insect bite avoidance methods should be taken, such as wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent. Ticks are frequently found on protruding branches of trees and bushes, so walkers should stick to the centre of trails to avoid coming into contact with them. Avoid drinking unpasteurised milk in areas at risk.

Countries at risk

Tick-borne Encephalitis is usually found in Central and Eastern Europe, in countries such as Poland, Romania, Lithuania, some parts of Scandinavia, and throughout Russia.

Signs and Symptoms

The initial symptoms of Tick-borne Encephalitis usually occur one to two weeks after a tick bite and include fever, headache and general flu-like illness. Sufferers may also complain of nausea, muscle pain, lethargy and general discomfort. Some patients may go on to develop Encephalitis, which can cause paralysis and can be fatal in some cases.


The TBE vaccine is recommended for travellers visiting regions where TBE is prevalent, especially in parts of Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe, Russia, and certain areas of East and Southeast Asia. It is also advised for individuals participating in activities such as hiking and camping in forested areas of TBE-endemic regions.

The immunity provided by the TBE vaccine generally lasts for approximately 3 years. Following the initial series of 3 doses, a booster dose is necessary to maintain ongoing immunity.

A TBE booster is typically advised every 3 to 5 years for individuals who remain at risk due to travel or outdoor activities in endemic areas.

High-risk areas for TBE encompass forested regions in countries such as Austria, the Baltic States, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Northern China, and Japan.

The cost of each TBE vaccination dose is £74, with three doses required. There is an additional appointment fee of £20 initially, covering the time spent with one of our specially trained healthcare professionals who will conduct a risk assessment.

We have clinics nationwide that offer the TBE vaccine. Below you will find a list of top clinics that provide the TBE vaccine. London Area Outside London