Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination

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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
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Vaccination against Japanese encephalitis

The vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is a travel vaccination.

Japanese encephalitis is a viral infection that is predominantly found in Asian countries. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. If the disease is severe, Japanese encephalitis can cause fatal inflammation of the meninges and the brain (meningitis / encephalitis) itself.


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The risk of infection is strongly dependent on the travel style (agricultural regions with cattle breeding and rice cultivation are more at risk) and the length of stay.

Vaccination schedule

  • The vaccine is approved for children and infants from the age of 2 months, adolescents and adults.
  • The vaccination schedule consists of two doses four weeks apart. Thereafter, there is protection for at least six to twelve months. A rapid immunization scheme with two vaccinations seven days apart is also permitted for people between the ages of 18 and 65.
  • A booster is recommended twelve to 24 months after the 2nd dose. Further refreshments and intervals are not yet specified in the information for healthcare professionals. After the three vaccinations mentioned, however, protection can be assumed for about ten years.
  • There is no release for pregnancy; A decision on administration should be made after carefully weighing the risks and benefits.

Note The vaccination indication depends on the region, season, travel route and travel style and should be discussed individually with an expert in this field before each trip.

You can find detailed information about the disease at wwwnc.cdc.gov (in English) and in the current vaccination schedule.

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