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Japanese encephalitis Vaccination


Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease found in South-East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The infection is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. This particular type of mosquito favours breeding sites in and around rice paddies.

Individuals should consider being vaccinated if they are travelling to a country where Japanese encephalitis is present and where their stay may be prolonged or they are at increased risk of exposure to the disease.

Summary

Age of Use

18-65 years

Doses Required

2

Schedule

0, 7 days

Time before Travel

Last dose up to day before*

Booster Required

1-2 years

Cost

£87

Paediatric Summary

Age of Use

12+ months

Doses Required

2

Schedule

0, 28 days

Time before Travel

Last dose up to day before*

Booster Required

1-2 years

Cost

£87
*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover

When is Japanese encephalitis vaccine indicated?

Japanese encephalitis vaccine following a risk assessment may be recommended for:

  • People who are going to reside in an area where Japanese encephalitis is endemic or epidemic.
  • Travellers to South-East Asia and the Far East — if staying for a month or longer in endemic areas during the transmission season, especially if travel will include rural areas.
  • Travellers with shorter exposure periods if the risk is considered sufficient, such as those spending a short period of time in rice fields (where the mosquito vector breeds) or close to pig farming (a reservoir host for the virus).

When is Japanese encephalitis vaccine contraindicated?

Japanese encephalitis vaccine should not be given to those who have:

  • An acute febrile illness.
  • Had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose.
  • Had a serious systemic reaction (e.g. generalized urticaria or angio-oedema) to a previous dose.
  • Had a confirmed anaphylaxis to any component of the vaccine, such as hypersensitivity to protamine in IXIARO®vaccine.
  • Caution should be used in anyone with an unstable neurological condition, particularly convulsions in the previous year, as they may be at higher risk of adverse effects.

What are the adverse effects of Japanese encephalitis vaccine?

IXIARO® vaccine
Adverse effects are common (reported in up to 40% of participants in clinical trials) but are usually mild and disappear within a few days.
Headache (20%) and myalgia (13%) were most commonly reported.


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