Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- When to get vaccinated:
- The first dose is required 5 weeks before travelling.
- The vaccine provides protection for 12 months, thereafter a booster dose is required.
- Two doses given 4 weeks apart.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is usually given in your upper arm.
- Side effects:
- Common side effects include soreness at the injection site, high-temperature headache and muscle pain.
- The vaccine can be given from 2 months onwards.
- Additional precautions:
- In addition to getting vaccinated you need to practise bite avoidance.
- Risk if you contract Japanese Encephalitis:
- You can experience serious complications including brain damage.
The full course of vaccine requires two doses, usually given 28 days apart.
- £90 per dose
- 2 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Japanese Encephalitis is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitos. It is commonly found in pigs and birds. Although the vaccination will provide protection it is still important to take bite prevention measures.
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