CDC Publishes Recommendations for the Use of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus is spread through the bite of an infected tick. Certain travelers and laboratory workers who work with the virus are at risk for infection. In 2021, the FDA approved an inactivated TBE vaccine (Ticovac) however, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) had no recommendations for use of TBE vaccine.
Now, CDC published new ACIP recommendations for the use of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccine for certain U.S. travelers and laboratory workers. The TBE vaccine is recommended for people who are moving or traveling to an area where TBE is endemic and who might engage in outdoor activities in areas where ticks are likely to be found. The TBE vaccine is also recommended for laboratory workers who work with the virus. Learn more from the CDC here.