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Old 04.06.2018, 16:53
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Re: Lyme disease vaccinations (against tick bites)

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I'd be delighted with an effecctive Lyme vaccine. I got two Lyme infected tic bites 7-8 years ago. On the back of each calf, a classic bulls-eye rash. I was cutting the grass in my garden in a suburb from Basel. I was treated with a 7 days dose of penicillin. It now appears there's a distinct possibility that it wasn't sufficient.

The good news is there's a local specialist who seems to be very much aware of the issues and connected with researchers in Berlin. The articles on his website are encouraging that it is taken seriously by the practice.

The only thing that worries me slightly is that he also advocates homeopathy. If he offers me sugar water as treatment I'll be singularly unimpressed...
Could you post the website mentioned?
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Old 04.06.2018, 20:53
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Sure: http://www.medmove.ch/
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Re: Lyme disease vaccinations (against tick bites)

Just moved to Luzern and would like to get my whole family (2 adults + 3 year old) vaccinated, including our four-legged fur baby.

We don't have a GP yet (just got here 5 days ago) and looking for a local vet as well. Any suggestions?
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Old 14.06.2018, 15:02
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Re: Lyme disease vaccinations (against tick bites)

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Just moved to Luzern and would like to get my whole family (2 adults + 3 year old) vaccinated, including our four-legged fur baby.

We don't have a GP yet (just got here 5 days ago) and looking for a local vet as well. Any suggestions?
Just one: you probably don’t want to use the vet for your family’s vaccinations...

Sorry, can’t recommend any vets in Luzern, but if you can’t find one you’re happy with I can recommend some in Zug.
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Just moved to Luzern and would like to get my whole family (2 adults + 3 year old) vaccinated, including our four-legged fur baby.

We don't have a GP yet (just got here 5 days ago) and looking for a local vet as well. Any suggestions?
Whilst living in Kanton Zug we had need for an emergency clinic one weekend and took our old girl to the “Tierklinik Obergrund” in Luzern. They were very kind, efficient and spoke some English. This was a few years ago so no comment on current status.

https://www.tierklinik-obergrund.ch/
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Could you post the website mentioned?
Wasn't massively impressed by the bedside manner but if the expertise is good, I don't mind not getting a lolly.
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Just one: you probably don’t want to use the vet for your family’s vaccinations...
I'm not so sure about that. Think of it this way: How many humans do you know who have ever tried to bite their Md?
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including our four-legged fur baby.
MammaG, so that your questions regarding your four legged baby get seen by the folks who would likely be able to help, it would be a good idea to ask them separate from questions regarding the humans in the family, in the Pet Corner.

Re: Vax against tick born diseases - you really need to speak to a local vet to assess risk, as the risk vary by locality. And while you are at it, speak to the local vet about the leptospirosis vax. Lepto is very high risk this year where I live, YMMV.

To get you started, here is a thread recommending various practices throughout Switzerland:

https://www.englishforum.ch/pet-corn...endations.html

This is a long thread, so you'd have to comb through it to find recommendations close to you.

Depending on where in Luzern you are, you might want to note the details for the Ennetseeklinik in Hünenberg ZG which serves as the region's 24/7 emergency after hours clinic.
http://www.ennetseeklinik.ch/de/Home.html

Also make note of the University of Zürich Tierspital, the research/specialist referral/emergency clinic in Zürich city. Not close to you, but (doG forbid) if the need arises you might be referred there:
http://www.tierspital.uzh.ch/de.html


So hop on over to the Pet Corner with your canine questions, where hopefully some of the Luzern contingent will see them.
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Re: Lime disease vaccinations (against tick bites)

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I'd ask whoever told you about the pharmacy again, I'd no idea that a pharmacy gave vaccinations.

Anyway, it's probably moot. As far as I'm aware there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease. Without getting into a fairly complex issue, there was something called LYMErix but it was withdrawn by the manufacturer.
Turns out that there's been some news here and I was a little out of date. It's not reached the market yet but there's a vaccine in trial and it's looking good (from my site):

https://swissmountainleader.com/2018...is-in-the-way/
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