Japanese encephalitis Vaccine
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a serious infection caused by a virus. It occurs in certain rural parts of Asia People who live or travel in certain rural parts of Asia should get the vaccine.
Recommended age of vaccination:
Children 1-3 years of age get a smaller dose than older children and adults. Children younger than 1 year of age should not normally get the vaccine.
• Three doses of vaccine are given, with the 2nd dose given 7 days after the 1st and the 3rd dose given 30 days after the 1st.
• The third dose should be given at least 10 days before travel; to be sure the vaccine begins to protect and to allow for medical care if there are delayed side effects.
• A booster dose may be needed after 2 years.
It should not be given to people who-
• Have severe allergies, especially a history of allergic rash (hives) or wheezing after a wasp sting or taking medications,
• Are pregnant, or are a nursing mother,
• Will be traveling for fewer than 30 days, especially if you will be in major urban areas.