Japanese Encephalitis is a viral infection causing a severe flu like illness. It is spread by mosquitoes that bite between dusk and dawn, and occurs mainly in rice and paddy field areas, often where pig farming takes place. Vaccination is recommended for rural or long-stay travellers in affected areas.
Inactivated strains of Japanese Encephalitis virus.
Those travelling to or residing in areas where the disease is common. The disease is seasonal in some areas, and plans for protection should be considered accordingly. Additional vaccine information: Only IXIARO vaccine is licenced in the UK.
Two doses at 0 and 28 days. Vaccine effective 7 days after 2nd dose.
Patients who have had a serious reaction (”anaphylaxis”) to a previous dose of this vaccine or its constituents.
Subject to medical assessment, vaccine is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women.
Very few. Temporary tenderness at the site of the injection.