Lyme Disease Vaccination
At a Glance
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
- CDC's official Lyme Disease website
Symptoms, treatment, transmission, etc.
- Lyme Disease - Feature Story Posted April 26, 2010
Prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disease by following these tips.
- Travelers information
Information and updates on risks for travelers, precautions, prevention, etc.
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.
For Health Professionals
- Technical lyme disease information
For Clinicians, publilc health officials, and veterinarians
- MMWR: Recommendations for Use of Lyme Disease Vaccine
(6/4/99) [Vaccine no longer available in U.S.] Provided for historical purposes
- Effectiveness of Personal Protective Measures to Prevent Lyme Disease
- Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
- Lyme disease resources
- Surveillance and Statistics
- Travelers Health: Yellow Book
- Enfermedad de Lyme (Borreliosis) - Las vacunas y las enfermedades que previenen (Spanish materials)
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