Possible Future Vaccine for Lyme Disease

Word From the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC shares your concern about Lyme disease and supports the development of a safe, effective, and adequately validated vaccine against this illness.

Results of recent trials appear promising, view details about these trials on the Oxford Academic website.

Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

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.


CDC. Lyme Disease. (2015, March 4). Retrieved May 7, 2015, from the CDC website.