Lyme disease vaccine

Lyme disease vaccine
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A Lyme disease vaccine is no longer available. The vaccine manufacturer discontinued production in 2002, citing insufficient consumer demand. Protection provided by this vaccine diminishes over time. Therefore, if you received the Lyme disease vaccine before 2002, you are probably no longer protected against Lyme disease.

Additional Reading

The HHS Working Group on Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases presents: Vaccines for Lyme Disease – Past, present, and future


  • Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Ben Beard
  • Why we need a vaccine for Lyme disease – Dr. Stanley Plotkin
  • Potential vaccine strategies and targets for Lyme disease – Dr. Rich Marconi
  • A critical appraisal of LYMErix and lessons learned – Dr. Robert Aronowitz
  • Progress toward a second generation Lyme vaccine – Dr. Nina Wressnigg
  • Summary and conclusions – Dr. Larry Madoff