Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine. It explains that JE occurs mainly in rural parts of Asia, and is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. It recommends the JE vaccine to help protect travelers from JE disease and outlines the vaccination schedule as well as the booster dose for those vaccinated more than a year ago and still at risk of exposure. The VIS identifies who should be vaccinated and when, and who should not get the vaccine. It discusses risks and side effects and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of a serious allergic reaction. Contact information for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the JE vaccine.
The English-language VIS was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The translations are provided by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and its partner organizations.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.