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It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
In brief: Also
Cdc notes doctor may choose to administer vaccine off-label in children less than 17 years of age.
As of february 2013, Ixiaro approved for use in all of europe for children aes 2 months & up, maybe paving the way for use in the usa soon for children. In your child's case unless vacation is for a month in rural area w/ pigs and rice paddies & lots of outdoor time, vaccine not needed.

In brief: Also
Cdc notes doctor may choose to administer vaccine off-label in children less than 17 years of age.
As of february 2013, Ixiaro approved for use in all of europe for children aes 2 months & up, maybe paving the way for use in the usa soon for children. In your child's case unless vacation is for a month in rural area w/ pigs and rice paddies & lots of outdoor time, vaccine not needed.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Age?
According to the cdc website, previous jev vaccine for kids 1-17 is no longer available.
The existing vaccine is for kids & adults >17. See: wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/page/child-travel.Htm

In brief: Age?
According to the cdc website, previous jev vaccine for kids 1-17 is no longer available.
The existing vaccine is for kids & adults >17. See: wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/page/child-travel.Htm
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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