Vaccination against Typhoid / Tick Borne Encephalitis. February 14, 2020

We commenced vaccinations against Typhoid (Typbar-TCV) and Tick-borne Encephalitis (FSME-IMMUN). Both are imported vaccines from overseas.

Typhoid is bacterial infection due to a specific type of Salmonella, and is spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is epidemic in developing countries with poor sanitation, and especially travelers to South Asia are at high risk. This Typhoid conjugate vaccine is regarded to be effective for 3 to 5 years after one shot of vaccination.

Tick-borne Encephalitis is viral infection involving central nerve system, mostly spread by tick bite. It is epidemic in Central Europe, Russia, Far East including China, Korea and Hokkaido. Even after recovery, aftereffect may remain such as numbness, headache or lethargy. Before travelling / staying in epidemic area (especially suburbs or forest), it is recommended to have at least 2 shots (1-3 weeks apart) of vaccination.