This year, the fully state-paid vaccination will be provided for children aged one to 18 years, declared in one of the 26 endemic areas or territories, where in the last five years recorded the highest incidence of tick-borne encephalitis.

If vaccination was started last year, and this year the corresponding edge is not included in the list of endemic areas, vaccination is still possible to finish with state funds.

NHS recalls that a fully state-funded vaccination is also provided to children-orphans and without parental care to children throughout Latvia, regardless of their place of residence.

With the beginning of the season of activity of ticks, the state partially pays for the vaccination against tick-borne encefalita children under two years of age, pregnant women and women in postpartum period.