Japanese encephalitis immunization

Routine immunization

  • Recommended only for individuals living in endemic areas
  • Three types of new generation JE vaccines are licensed in India : one, live attenuated, cell culture derived SA-14-14-2, and two inactivated JE vaccines, namely ‘vero cell culture-derived SA14-14-2 JE vaccine’ (JEEV® by BE India) and ‘vero cell culture-derived, 821564XY, JE vaccine’ (JENVAC® by Bharat Biotech)
  • Live attenuated, cell culture derived SA-14-14-2:

> Minimum age: 8 months;

> Two dose schedule, first dose at 9 months along with measles vaccine and second at 16 to 18 months along with DTP booster

> Not available in private market for office use

  • Inactivated cell culture derived SA-14-14-2 (JEEV® by BE India) :

> Minimum age: 1 year (US-FDA: 2 months)

> Primary immunization schedule: 2 doses of 0.25m1 each administered intramuscularly on days 0 and 28 for children aged 1 to 3 years

> 2 doses of 0.5 ml for children >3years and adults aged 18 years

> Need of boosters still undetermined

  • Inactivated Vero cell culture-derived Kolar strain, 821564XY, JE vaccine (JENVAC® by Bharat Biotech)

> Minimum age: 1 year

> Primary immunization schedule: 2 doses of 0.5 ml each administered intramuscularly at 4 weeks interval

> Need of boosters still undetermined.

Catch up vaccination

  • All susceptible children up to 15 yrs should be administered during disease outbreak/ahead of anticipated outbreak in campaigns

Brands available

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