Japanese encephalitis vaccination
The vaccine Ixiaro® protects against Japanese encephalitis. Children between 2 months and 3 years old may receive half a dose.
When is vaccination recommended?
If you often stay in a high-risk area e.g. more than a month, or for a longer period of time.
If in a risk area you often stay outdoors in the countryside in the evening.
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.
- In case of stock shortages, or if you do not have enough time to get vaccinated in Belgium, you can look here to see if a vaccine against Japanese encephalitis is available at your destination.