Japanese encephalitis vaccination

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

The vaccine against Japanese encephalitis is safe and effective.

Vaccination schedule

  • The vaccination schedule consists of 2 doses with a 4-week interval

  • If there is not enough time, the interval can be shortened to 1 week for adults between 18 and 65 years old.

  • Revaccination takes place after 12 to 24 months.

  • Children from 2 months to 3 years old receive half a dose.

Duration of protection

The duration of protection after the third dose is at least 10 years.

When is Japanese encephalitis vaccination recommended?

  • If you often stay in a high-risk area or for a longer period of time.

  • If in a risk area you often stay outdoors in the countryside in the evening.

Additional information

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