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...against tick-borne meningoencephalitis

The vaccine is safe and effective. Possible undesirable effects are rare and usually mild.

In some cases, pain, redness and/or swelling may occur at the site of injection. To ease the pain, apply ice or alcohol to the aching site.

Mild fever, restlessness and/or insomnia are common undesirable site effect in children up to 3 years old. Rarely, one or a combination of other undesirable effects may occur, such as headache, aching joints and muscles, fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes.

These effects usually pass in one or two days. You may take medication against pain and fever.

Vaccine components may cause allergic reactions.

In case of severe allergy you should immediately seek medical treatment.

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Vaccination schedule:

The primary vaccination schedule for persons above 1 year of age consists of three doses of  FSME-IMMUN.

The first dose should be given on an elected date and the second dose

should be given 1 to 3 months later. If there is a need to achieve an immune response rapidly, the second dose may be given two weeks after the first dose.

Extending the interval between the three doses may leave subjects with inadequate protection against infection in the interim period.
The third dose

should be given between 5 and 12 months after the second vaccination.

To achieve immunity before the beginning of the seasonal tick activity, which is in spring, the first and second doses should preferably be given in the winter months.

The first revacctination dose should be given 3 years after the primary vaccination (after third dose) and all following revactinations every 5 years.

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