Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:
Lyme Disease Vaccination
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
- ACIP recommendations provided for historical purposes
- MMWR: Recommendations
for Use of Lyme Disease Vaccine
(6/4/99) [Vaccine no longer available in U.S.] Provided for historical purposes
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Content last reviewed on April 2, 2012
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases