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fsme vaccination

I go running in the woods above Zürich and my doctor advised me to get a Lyme Disease vaccination. I had the first shot four weeks ago and I am due for a second/final shot on Monday.

I have been feeling lousy for several weeks, including tiredness which suddenly turns back to non-tiredness, and general malaise. I did not associate it with the vaccination until I had a flash of realization this morning that the symptoms followed the vaccination.

Has anyone else got advice, or maybe had a similar experience? Any thoughts much appreciated.

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Re: lyme disease - vaccination

Are you sure you were vaccinated against Lyme disease and not FSME? AFAIK (and I just quickly checked) there is no current vaccine againse Lyme disease. One was withdrawn about 10 years ago and I saw a new one is being tested but nothing on the market right now.

Lyme disease is anyway less of a problem than FSME as it takes at least 12 hours (many say 24 hours +) for the bacteria to be transferred so as long as you carefully check yourself after a run you should be OK. FSME onthe other hand is transferred more or les immediately.
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fsme vaccination - side effects?

Thanks for correcting my mistake - I just looked at
the medical card that I was given, and I got an FSME vaccination.
(When I talked with the doctor, I at least said 'Lyme Disease' - must
have been some crossed wires somehow). Could I ask if you have an
opinion about FSME / side effects?

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Are you sure you were vaccinated against Lyme disease and not FSME? AFAIK (and I just quickly checked) there is no current vaccine againse Lyme disease. One was withdrawn about 10 years ago and I saw a new one is being tested but nothing on the market right now.

Lyme disease is anyway less of a problem than FSME as it takes at least 12 hours (many say 24 hours +) for the bacteria to be transferred so as long as you carefully check yourself after a run you should be OK. FSME onthe other hand is transferred more or les immediately.
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Could I ask if you have an opinion about FSME / side effects?
...only that I didn't have any. Honestly not looked otherwise.
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Re: fsme vaccination

Malaise can be a common side-effect of any vaccination. If you are still concerned, consult your GP before the booster jab.
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Re: fsme vaccination

I guess other people may arrive at this thread for info about the FSME vaccination. To avoid leaving a wrong impression after my first post, I had the second jab without problem, and I recently had the six month final jab without problem.

So maybe (or not) the first jab caused temporary malaise, but it was nothing lasting, and it feels good to know that I have had the jab whenever I go running in Zürich's woods!
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