Japanese encephalitis vaccine

Treatment in 3 easy steps

Consult with your pharmacist for your first vaccination, with a follow up at 4 weeks later.

Choose an appointment

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Visit your local pharmacist for a consultation.


Receive your vaccinations provided by your pharmacist.

Do you need the Japanese encephalitis vaccination?

Vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is not available on the NHS but may be available privately through your pharmacist. You may also be able to get this vaccination privately through your Practice Nurse at your GP.

Vaccination is given as two injections four weeks apart. The second injection must be given a week before you travel. You may require a booster vaccine if you are still in or re-visit an at-risk area after 2 years. Regardless of whether you have been vaccinated, it's important to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites when in at-risk areas.

Check risk for area/time of travel

Consultation with pharmacist

Receive your first vaccination

Return 4 weeks later for second dose

Take measures to avoid mosquito bites while travelling

"Although it is rare, the worst cases of Japanese encephalitis can be fatal. Around 1 in 250 infections result in severe clinical illness. Vaccination and protecting yourself from mosquito bites are the best way to avoid the virus when travelling in Asia"

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

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