It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

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.
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 .

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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

See the details. Travelers to endemic countries staying over 1 month in rural areas are candidates to receive vaccine. The vaccine is given in a 3-dose series; the first two doses are given 1 week apart and the third dose 30 days later. Booster doses are given every 2 years. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
These conditions: Risks are very low but seek advice if traveling to rural se asia for a month or more especially if extensive nighttime or outdoor activity. Risk rises notably if near rice paddies or pig farms. The virus life cycle depends on wading birds and pigs (humans are accidental hosts) in these conditions the usual risk rate 1/million is more substantial. Go to travel clinic. Read more...