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It is very important that you return to your doctor at the right time for the second dose. Be sure to tell your doctor about any side effects that occur after you receive this vaccine.

You should receive both vaccines of the 2 vaccine series 1 week before traveling to an area where you will be exposed to the Japanese encephalitis virus.

This vaccine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, fast heartbeat, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after receiving the vaccine.

Since the vaccine may not protect everyone completely, it is very important that you use precautions to reduce your chance of mosquito bites. These include using insect repellents and mosquito nets, wearing protective clothing, and staying indoors during twilight and after dark.