A tick bite can trigger meningitis (inflammation of the cerebral membrane and the brain). The tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus, which damages the central nervous system, is transmitted via infectious tick bites. Unfortunately antibiotics are no help; you can only tackle the symptoms. The vaccination is primarily designed as effective protection for people who spend a lot of time in tick-infested areas.
The best time for the vaccination is January and February. You need three vaccinations: at 0 months, then at 1–3 and 9–12 months (Encepur) or at 5–12 months (FSME-Immun). Then, if you're in Switzerland, a booster is recommended every ten years.
Offer for SWICA customers
15% discount on tick vaccination.
You'll find Topwell pharmacies all over German-speaking Switzerland. Details of Topwell outlets where you can have the vaccination, as well as further information, can be found at www.impfen-apotheke.ch. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
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