The Superior Health Council (SHC) received 2 requests for an advisory report by letter, on May 12 2017 from the Risk Management Group (FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment) and on November 14 2018 from the federal Minister of Health. Both requests are treated in this advisory report.
These requests asked to provide national recommendations for vaccination against TBE for the general population and risk groups for different scenarios of TBEV circulation:
- No human cases: low level circulation of the virus.
- Sporadic human cases (probable actual situation in Belgium).
- Endemic circulation.