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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

What is the normal course for  japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Ixiaro: The current vaccine is actually a two dose series available only for those age 17 years and above (though those younger can get if entered into a study). The doses are given 4 weeks apart with the last dose given at least one week before travel into the area of risk. Receiving only one dose is not advised as it gave immunity to only 40% of individuals; two doses are important. See a travel clinic, . ...Read more

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Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Probably yes: It is an inactivated virus, so theoretical it is safe if all ingredients are. It has no category so safety is unknown. If you can wait, wait. ...Read more

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When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more

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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Ixiaro: The current vaccine is actually a two dose series available only for those age 17 years and above (though those younger can get if entered into a study). The doses are given 4 weeks apart with the last dose given at least one week before travel into the area of risk. Receiving only one dose is not advised as it gave immunity to only 40% of individuals; two doses are important. See a travel clinic, . ...Read more

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Is the Japanese encephalitis vaccine required for travel to Shiga prefecture, Japan or can I opt out of it?

Unless endemic: Likely you do not need the vaccine but check the online government site of the CDC, and check out their recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines(usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines(usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

Go for it: As long as the vaccine was stored properly you don't have to "start over" because of an extended time after dose one. Another very effective approach is that before you go to wherever it is that you're going spray your outer garments that you will be wearing with 0.2% permethrin (Permanone Tick Repellant). After you don the clothes parts of your body will not b covered. That's where u put DEET. 99 ...Read more

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Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Probably yes: It is an inactivated virus, so theoretical it is safe if all ingredients are. It has no category so safety is unknown. If you can wait, wait. ...Read more

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When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more