Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination

Japanese encephalitis is a viral infection of the brain transmitted to humans by mosquitoes in parts of Asia and the Pacific Rim. Risk varies on the basis of destination, duration, season and activities. It increases for persons who intend to live or travel in risk areas for long periods of time and have rural trips.

 

Book a Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination

By booking an appointment with a REMEDI HEALTH clinician we can ensure that we can advise appropriately and prescribe safely for optimum protection.

Keeping healthy when travelling goes beyond having the recommended vaccines before your trip. It’s about your broader health protection needs and may involve antimalarials and other acute treatments should you become unwell. We can also advise and provide these.

To book this service, please click the button below and choose a date and time that suits you.

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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements.

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Trained clinicians

Your appointment will be with a highly trained clinician in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester. We will advise you to ensure that you only receive treatment that is appropriate so you are protected and safe.

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Private Pharmacy

We operate within a registered private pharmacy which means that we can discuss and provide any required treatments, tests or referrals as appropriate. You can also be assured that we work within a strict governance framework.

About this appointment

During your appointment our trained clinician will discuss any travel plans, health history and any factors which may affect the treatment to be prescribed. This will ensure that the vaccine provided is safe for you and appropriate for your health risk or the area you are visiting.

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About Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a viral infection of the brain transmitted to humans by mosquitoes in parts of Asia and the Pacific Rim. The mosquitoes feed predominantly during the night, between dusk to dawn and are prolific in rural areas, where rice cultivation and pig farming are common. However, they have also been found in urban locations.

The risk for most travellers to Asia is very low, especially for short-term travellers visiting urban areas. Risk varies on the basis of destination, duration, season and activities. It increases for persons who intend to live or travel in risk areas for long periods of time and have rural trips. Certain activities, even during short trips, where there is significant rural, outdoor or night time exposure, e.g. fieldwork or camping can increase the traveller’s risk.

Most human infections with the virus do not result in symptoms. When symptoms do occur they include fever, headache and confusion. In symptomatic cases requiring hospitalisation death rates are high and neurological complications are common.

The risk of acquiring Japenese encephalitis can be reduced by insect bite avoidance, particularly between the hours of dusk and dawn, when Culex mosquitoes are most active.

About the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

A licensed vaccine is available for those people intending to stay for long periods in rural regions where Japanese encephalitis occurs during the main transmission season or whose planned activities increase their risk.

The vaccination schedule is over two doses on day 0 and day 28. There is an option for an accelerated schedule for adults on day 0 and day 7.

For those at ongoing risk a single dose  booster 12 months after primary immunisation is recommended. Others should be offered the first booster dose at 12-24 months following the primary course prior to re-exposure to the virus.

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Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.