“The end of March – the beginning of April is the best time to get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis. So you can protect yourself as much as possible by the beginning of the “season”, – says Head of the Laboratory of Vaccine Prophylaxis and Immunotherapy, Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums named after Mechnikov professor Mikhail Kostinov. – To develop primary immunity, it is necessary to undergo two vaccinations with an interval of 2-4 weeks. A revaccination will be required in a year. After that, people of mature age will be protected from tick-borne encephalitis for 3 years, and young people – for 5 years. Let me remind you that the vaccination is recommended for all lovers of forest walks. By the way, in Europe it is forbidden to visit national parks without a vaccination certificate ”.
In 2020, the leaders in the incidence of tick-borne encephalitis were the North-West, Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern regions, and from the adjacent Moscow region – the Tver and Yaroslavl regions. The territory of Moscow and the Moscow region (except for Dmitrovsky and Taldomsky districts) is prosperous.