Protect yourself against ticks during outdoor activities. Vaccination is recommended when staying in endemic areas. Complete basic immunization requires three doses of vaccination. Temporary protection is available after only two doses of vaccination. These first two vaccinations are usually given one month apart. The third vaccination is given 5-12 months after the second dose, depending on the vaccine. A booster vaccination is indicated after 10 years.
After recreational activities: Always examine your body for ticks or tick bites. If redness occurs after tick bite: Consult a doctor to rule out Lyme disease, which would require antibiotic treatment.