Japanese Encephalitis is transmitted by mosquitoes. In most cases the infection is mild but in rare cases can cause severe illness or death.
Who should get immunized: The immunization is recommended for those two months of age and older.
Immunization schedule: The immunization is given as two injectable doses 28 days apart and provides lifetime immunity.
Areas at increased risk include: The type of mosquito that carries the Japanese encephalitis virus is most commonly found in Asia. You are at a higher risk of contracting the illness if you are travelling to rural areas in Asia and plan to be outside frequently. The risk is higher in the summer, fall and during rainy seasons.