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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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Tick-borne encephalitis is an infectious disease that can be severe and affect the central nervous system, which in turn may cause permanent residual symptoms. Vaccination provides effective protection against tick-borne encephalitis.

When and how often should you get vaccinated for tick-borne encephalitis?

It is recommended to start the course of injections against tick-borne encephalitis in early spring so that immunity can develop in time for the period in which ticks are most active. Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is available for adults and children from the age of one at any time of year. At Confido, you can get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis at any time of year. 

Vaccination consists of three injections: the first two are done 1-3 months apart, and the third one up to a year later. Immunity will have formed after the first two injections, but it only lasts for one season; the third injection will prolong immunity.

Revaccination for tick-borne encephalitis after the third dose:

  • Ages 16 to 60 – If you are under 60 years old, the first revaccination should be done three years after the 3rd dose. Subsequent revaccinations should be done every 5 years.
  • 60 and older – Generally, you should be revaccinated every 3 years.

Who should get vaccinated?

Everyone from the age of one can get vaccinated, but it is particularly recommended for those at higher risk of exposure to ticks either due to lifestyle or occupation, including rural residents, forestry and agricultural workers, hunters, border guards, members of the defence forces, etc.

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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