Lyme Disease Vaccine (Systemic)
Brand Names : Lyme disease vaccine (recombinant OspA)
- Immunizing agent (active)
Lyme disease vaccine is
an active immunizing agent used to prevent infection by Lyme disease bacteria.
It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against
Lyme disease causes rash, fever, weakness, and joint and muscle pain. The
disease is caused by bacteria passed to humans by the bite of infected ticks.
The risk of getting tick-borne infections can be lessened by such precautions
as wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, tucking pants into socks, treating
clothing with tick repellent, and checking for and removing attached ticks.
This medicine is no longer commercially available.
Another commonly used name is Lyme disease
vaccine (recombinant OspA)
*† Not commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.