Can I get Lyme vaccine and go into the woods the same day?

No. You can't even get vaccinated in the first place. The vaccine for lyme disease is no longer available. It was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2002, citing low demand. People who were previously vaccinated are no longer protected. Most cases of lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, however, as long as it is caught in time.

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Who should get the Lyme vaccine?

No one (unavailable) The lyme vaccine was taken off the market in february 2002 (after being introduced in 12/98) due to poor sales and controversy regarding its safety. There is research being done on new vaccines and a safe vaccine would be a good idea for many people who live in areas where lyme disease is common. Read more...
Not available. The lyme vaccine is no longer available in the United States. The previously approved lyme vaccine was found to have only limited effectiveness. Interestingly, despite this, the lyme vaccine IS available for pets. It is important to remember that, diagnosed in a timely fashion, Lyme disease can be cured by appropriate antibiotics. See your doctor if you are concerned about tick/Lyme exposure. Read more...

Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Yes-so serious that: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002. While only a small percentage developed serious side effects like arthritis and flu-like symptoms and it is not clear to what extent they were caused by the vaccine, t here were class-action lawsuits& bad publicity, sales plummeted and the manufacturer withdrew it from the market. Read more...
No more used. Lyme disease vaccine was withdrawn from the market many years ago and is not used and is not available these days due to serious side effects was withdrawn in 2002 There were life threatening complications and hospitalization and causing lyme arthritis in certain patients. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Lyme vaccine allergy?

Lyme Vaccine Allergy. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli(antigens), and can occur rarely with any vaccine. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild(hives) to life-threatening(anaphylaxis). Read more...