Vaccination

Humans are exposed to thousands of pathogens every day. The immune system is continuously working to protect us against them, and its activity goes unnoticed. Vaccination helps the body’s immune system recognise and combat threats.

Vaccination results in the development of immunity similar to that of an infectious disease. This means that the human body is able to eradicate harmful micro-organisms before they multiply en mass when later exposed to the disease. This is how vaccination prevents the spread of infections.

The need for vaccination depends on a number of factors:

  • which infectious diseases the person has already had
  • which vaccinations they have already had
  • what their work-related risks are
  • whether there are dangerous disease outbreaks in Estonia
  • where they plan to travel in the near future

For any questions about vaccinations, please contact your Confido family doctor or general practitioner, who will arrange new vaccinations for you, if needed.

Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis

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Ticks in Estonia spread two dangerous diseases: tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease. While Lyme disease can be successfully treated with antibiotics, there is no cure for encephalitis – it is a very serious disease. Tick-borne encephalitis can be severe and affect the central nervous system, which in turn may cause lasting residual symptoms.

It is recommended to start the course of injections against tick-borne encephalitis in April so that immunity can develop for the period in which the ticks are active.

Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is available for adults and children from the age of one at any time of the year.

The initial vaccination schedule consists of three injections over the course of 12 months. For people under 60 years of age, the first reinjection needs to be done three years after the third injection. Subsequent reinjections need to be done every five years.

If you have been bitten by a tick and the vaccination schedule is in progress, it is recommended to continue with the vaccination.

All vaccinations done at Confido are recorded in your vaccination passport, which we ask you to take with you when you come to get vaccinated. If necessary, we will issue a new vaccination passport for an additional fee (€10).

Vaccination information leaflet

Price

Tallinn
Price
Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis
47 €
Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis for children
47 €
Tartu
Price
Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis
45 €
Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis for children
39 €

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Confido Medical Centre
Veerenni 51, Tallinn
Tartu Raatuse clinic
6th floor, Raatuse 21, Tartu
Rocca Al Mare Walk-in clinic
Paldiski maantee 102, Tallinn