Prevention

Like other tick-borne infectious diseases, you can reduce your risk of TBE by using EPA-registered insect repellents and protective clothing to prevent tick bites. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently licensed a vaccine for TBE. An Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Work Group is currently reviewing the data on this TBE vaccine and TBE cases among U.S. residents who travel abroad and laboratory workers. This Work Group will be developing vaccine recommendations for the U.S. population for consideration by ACIP in the coming months. Final recommendations will be posted here so please check back for updates.