The JEV vaccine prevents Japanese encephalitis virus infections. This infection results from a mosquito bite. Your provider may recommend this vaccine if you’re traveling to Asia or the western Pacific, and plan to stay for more than four weeks.
JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS VACCINE (jap uh NEEZ en sef uh LAHY tis VAHY ruhs vak SEEN) is a vaccine. It is used to help prevent Japanese encephalitis infections. You cannot get the disease from the vaccine.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): JE-VAX
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This vaccine is for injection under the skin. It is given by a health care professional. Usually, three doses are given. You will be observed for at least 30 minutes after a dose.
A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 1 year of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Keep appointments for follow-up (booster) doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
This vaccine may not fully protect everyone. This vaccine does not prevent all types of encephalitis. Protect yourself from mosquito bites.
Stay in an area where you have ready access to medical care for at least 10 days after a vaccine dose. Get immediate medical care at the beginning of any reaction.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This vaccine is only given in a clinic, pharmacy, doctor's office, or other health care setting and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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