Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
Travelers: Japanese encephalitis vaccine is NOT recommended for all travelers to Asia. In general, vaccine should be offered to persons spending a month or longer in endemic areas during the transmission season, especially if travel will include rural areas. More...
What You Should Know:
For the Media:
What You Should Know
- Brief description
Symptoms, treatment, transmission, etc.
- Questions and Answers
- Two U.S. Outbreaks of JE in 2010 Posted March 2011
- Photo of Japanese Encephalitis
- Travelers information on risks and precautions
Information and updates on risks for travelers, precautions, prevention, etc.
- New Vaccine: IXIARO approved by FDA Posted April 2009
- Side-effects of Ixiaro vaccine
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
- Update on Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine for U.S. children
- Travelers information about vaccination
If you plan to visit rural farming areas and under special circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.
As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or a vague feeling of discomfort.
For Health Professionals
- Technical information
Clinical Features, Etiologic Agent, Incidence, Complications, Transmission, Risk Groups, Surveillance, Trends, Challenges, etc.
- ACIP Recommendations Updated March 2010
- Package inserts (Ixiaro, and more package inserts...) NEW Feb 2010
- Japanese Encephalitis Among Three U.S. Travelers Returning from Asia, 2003-2008 MMWR: July 17, 2009 / 58(27);737-740.
- JE Publications
- Map Showing Distribution of Japanese Encephalitis in Asia
- Travelers Health: Yellow Book
Information Statement (VIS)
What is JE? How to prevent JE, etc.
For the Media
- FDA News Release: FDA Approves New Vaccine to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis IXIARO will be the only vaccine for JE available in the U.S. Posted April 2009
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Content last reviewed on May 31, 2011
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases