Last update Feb. 16, 2023

Tick-borne encephalitis vaccine

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

It is a whole inactivated viral vaccine. (

No harmful side effects have been reported from the use of this vaccine during breastfeeding (NPA 2020). When prescribed, this vaccine can be administered during lactation. (NPA 2020)

All vaccines are considered compatible with lactation whether they are composed of dead, inactivated or live attenuated microorganisms or made from parts or toxoids of them. (AEP 2019, Sachs 2013)

They do not pass into milk, except for rubella, which does not usually infect infants or may do so mildly (AAP 2018 p114), and they do not cause problems in infants, except for yellow fever in children under 6 months. (AAP 2018 p115; Sachs 2013)

During lactation, precautions should be taken with the typhoid, chickenpox and herpes zoster vaccines. (AEP 2019)

Breastfeeding can improve the antibody response of some vaccines, although it is unclear whether this correlates with an increase in their efficacy. (AAP 2018 p115, Sachs 2013, CDC 2011)

Women who breastfeed can and should be protected with the recommended vaccines like other adults. Women who have not received recommended vaccinations before or during pregnancy can be vaccinated during the puerperal period, regardless of whether they breastfeed or not. (AAP 2018, p114, CDC 2011)

Newborns and infants should be immunized according to current vaccination schedules, regardless of whether they are breastfed or not. (AAP 2018 p1154, CDC 2011)

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Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

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  1. DRUGBANK ONLINE. 2006 - Consulted on Jan. 9, 2024 Full text (link to original source)
  2. CDC- ACIP. Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines of the ACIP. Special Situations. Breastfeeding and Vaccination. - 2023 Consulted on Oct. 25, 2023 Full text (link to original source)
  3. CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers. Breastfeeding and Special Circumstances. 2023 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. (Red Book). AAP. Kimberlin DW, Barnett ED, , Lynfield R, Sawyer MH eds. Red Book: 2021-2024. Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 32th ed. Elk Grove Village, - 2021
  5. NPA. National Pharmacy Association. Tick-borne encephalitis vaccination 2020 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. CAV-AEP. Comité asesor de vacunas de la Asociación Española de Pediatría. Lactancia materna y vacunas. None 2019 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  7. Sachs HC; Committee On Drugs. The transfer of drugs and therapeutics into human breast milk: an update on selected topics. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e796-809. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  8. CDC. National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. General recommendations on immunization --- recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2011 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  9. Pickering LK, Granoff DM, Erickson JR, Masor ML, Cordle CT, Schaller JP, Winship TR, Paule CL, Hilty MD. Modulation of the immune system by human milk and infant formula containing nucleotides. Pediatrics. 1998 Feb;101(2):242-9. Abstract

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