Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: lyme Diease Vaccine
Re: lyme Diease Vaccine
The Hammons family
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 08:55:04 -0800
Dear Jay and Pam;
Good News. Yes, the Vaccine is available. At our Last High Adventure
training class, the Health and Safety instructor, who is a Doctor of
Public Health, passed out brochures for the vaccine and told us how it
works. It is a short term protection and works by poisoning the blood
stream of the ticks killing the parasite. The only bad news is twofold.
One, its very expensive and two, its only 80% effective. Still 80% is
more than we had before.