TBE vaccine, also known as the ‘tick vaccine’
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The TBE vaccine provides protection against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), an infection spread by tick bites.
Please note that while the TBE vaccine is often called a ‘tick vaccine’, it does not protect you against ticks or prevent a tick from attaching itself to your skin. The most common disease spread by ticks is borreliosis, i.e. Lyme disease. There is no vaccine against this.
If you spend a lot of time in nature in certain areas in Helsinki (the districts of Etelä-Laajasalo, Jollas/Villinki, Kivinokka, Roihuvuori) for more than four weeks, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommends that you make arrangements to receive the TBE vaccine.
Please contact your local health station by phone or via Maisa. In order to get the TBE vaccination, you will need a prescription and a dose of the vaccine, which you can buy at a pharmacy yourself and bring along to the appointment.
TBE vaccines are given without appointment at Jätkäsaari vaccination point (Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3).