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Is there a vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis?


As per Govt. of India guidelines, 2 doses of JE vaccine have been approved in UIP to be given one along with measles at the age of 9 months and the second dose with DPT booster at the age of 16-24 months w.e.f. April, 2013. JE vaccination in routine immunization has been included in 334 districts out of 355 districts which are considered as endemic districts.

The adult JE vaccination was started in 42 districts of three states where JE incidence is occurring among the adult population, namely Assam (9 districts), Uttar Pradesh (7 districts) and West Bengal (26 districts). JENVAC JE vaccine is used for adult population (15+) in India.