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Lyme Disease Vaccination

At a Glance

These 'black-legged ticks', Ixodes scapularis, are found on a wide rage of hosts including mammals, birds and reptiles.

Lyme disease (LD) is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. The vaccine for Lyme disease is no longer available. It was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2002, citing low demand. People who were previously vaccinated with the LD vaccine are no longer protected. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and integrated pest management. More...

 

What You Should Know

About the Disease

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Vaccine Information

The vaccine for Lyme disease is no longer available. It was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2002, citing low demand. People who were vaccinated are no longer protected against Lyme disease, as protection was not long lasting. There are vaccines available for dogs but no vaccine available for cats.

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For Health Professionals

Clinical Information on Lyme

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Vaccination Recommendations (for historical purposes)

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References and Resources

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