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Japanese encephalitis vaccination

What is Japanese encephalitis?

Japanese encephalitis is a severe viral infection that occurs via nocturnal mosquitoes waterfowl or pigs is transmitted to humans. The disease shows a clearseasonalityduring and shortly after the rainy season. The disease occurs primarily in Asia.
More than 90% of infections go unnoticed. However, in some cases - especially in children - the infection leads to brain inflammation (encephalitis) with headaches, seizures and clouding of consciousness or even death.

Who should be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis?

The vaccination against Japanese encephalitis counts the travel vaccinations. If you are planning a trip to South, Southeast or East Asia and your trip will take you to rural areas during the rainy season and the weeks after, you should consider getting vaccinated. In addition, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is recommended for long-term stays and if you are likely to stay near rice fields and pig farming.

How and when Is the vaccination against Japanese encephalitis carried out and what must be taken into account?

The vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is an inactivated vaccine. For effective protection, two vaccinations four weeks apart are necessary. If you are in a hurry due to a spontaneous trip, there is also a rapid vaccination scheme. For long-term protection, a booster is carried out after 12-24 months or at the latest before the next trip.

The side effects of the vaccine are primarily local (including swelling and redness at the injection site). Occasionally, headaches or muscle pain occur.

When should I contact Avi Medical for information about vaccination against Japanese encephalitis?

To find out which vaccinations are useful for your planned trip, simply make an appointment for travel medical advice in one of our Avi Medical practices and discuss it You with our medical team. The team will tell you what you should consider so that you can be safe and relaxed on your next trip.