If you think you have symptoms of tularemia, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Antibiotics, such as doxycycline or ciprofloxacin, can effectively treat tularemia. A tularemia vaccine strain is being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, but its future availability is uncertain, mainly because of the length of time it takes for the vaccine to work (about 2 weeks).
The U.S. Department of Defense also has developed an experimental tularemia vaccine. To date, health officials have limited the use of this vaccine to laboratory and other high-risk workers.
Last Updated March 06, 2009