Project Description

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a flavirus mosquito-borne virus which affects the brain. Approximately 70,000 clinical cases occur in 24 countries (WHO, 2015). They are prevalent around rural farming areas in Asia.

Symptoms

Most human infections with JE virus do not result in symptoms.

When symptoms do occur they include:

  • mostly asymptomatic 

  • fever

  • headache

  • confusion

  • Death rate is high in symptomatic cases admitted to hospital

In symptomatic cases requiring hospitalisation death rates are high and neurological complications are common.

The Vaccination

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
3 – 85 2 0, 28 days Last dose up to day before* 1-2 years
18 – 65 2 0, 7 days** Last dose up to day before* 1-2 years

*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.

** accelerated schedule

   Japanese Encephalitis
vaccine price

Per dose £90
Course £180

  Clinic Hours

Monday 09:00-19:00
Tuesday 09:00-19:00
Wednesday 09:00-19:00
Thursday to Sunday CLINICIAN UNAVAILABLE

  0121 501 3518

  West Midlands Location

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Make an appointment

We offer bookings and walk-in appointments to suit your needs.
Our pharmacists have received specific training in providing travel vaccination services.

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