Unfortunately, a vaccine for Lyme disease is not currently available, and the number of other tick-borne infections continues to rise. Therefore, it is more important than ever to protect yourself against all tick-borne diseases by taking the following steps:
Call your healthcare provider if you develop a fever or rash
Check for ticks daily
Shower soon after coming indoors
Use repellent that contains 20% to 30% DEET
Wear permethrin-treated clothing when exposure to ticks is likely
For more information on Lyme, please visit the CDC website.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyme Disease. (2015, March 4). Retrieved May 7, 2015, from the CDC website.