Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine (Systemic)
Brand Names : Je-Vax
Proper Use of This Vaccine
It is important that you receive 3 doses of the vaccine
. If there is not enough time for you to get all 3 doses, you may get
2 doses of the vaccine. However, 2 doses of the vaccine
will not protect you as well as 3 doses
It is important that you receive all 3 doses of the
vaccine at least 10 days before you plan on traveling out of the country
There is a chance of side effects that do not show up right away, and, if
they do occur, they may need medical attention. In addition, the 10 days will
give your body time to produce antibodies against the Japanese encephalitis
Dosing - The number of doses you receive and the time
allowed between doses of Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine will be different
for different patients.
For help preventing Japanese encephalitis:
Adults and children 1 year of age and older - One dose injected
under the skin on days zero, seven, and thirty, for a total of three doses.
Children up to 1 year of age - Use and dose must be determined
by your doctor.