The cost of the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine is £120.00
The Vaccine is administered in 2 separate doses.1 dose each on the 1st and 28th day.
A Booster is required after 12 months.
his Vaccine is recommended to be administered within a £85.00 GP Consultation with comprehensive advice. However, you may wish to have the vaccination only without a consultation which costs £25.00
When visiting risk areas. The risk depends on the time of year, with an increased risk during rainy seasons and especially in rural areas.
Japanese encephalitis is a viral brain infection that's spread through mosquito bites.
The virus is found in pigs and birds, and is passed to mosquitoes when they bite infected animals. There is no cure and hospitalisation is required.
Symptoms can include:
The best ways to prevent Japanese encephalitis are to be vaccinated against the infection before you travel to where Japanese Encephalitis is prevalent.
The risk is greater if you're planning to visit rural areas or go hiking or camping.
The vaccine, which is usually only available privately, gives protection against Japanese encephalitis in more than 9 out of 10 people who receive it.
Even if you have been vaccinated, you should still take precautions to reduce your risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito, such as:
sleeping in rooms with close-fitting gauze over the windows and doors – if you're sleeping outside, use a mosquito net that's been impregnated with insecticide
covering up with long-sleeved tops, trousers and socks
applying a good-quality insect repellent to exposed areas of skin