Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

It is important that you receive 3 doses of the vaccine. If there is not enough time for you to get all 3 doses, you may get 2 doses of the vaccine. However, 2 doses of the vaccine will not protect you as well as 3 doses.

It is important that you receive all 3 doses of the vaccine at least 10 days before you plan on traveling out of the country. There is a chance of side effects that do not show up right away, and, if they do occur, they may need medical attention. In addition, the 10 days will give your body time to produce antibodies against the Japanese encephalitis virus.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

The number of doses you receive and the time allowed between doses of Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine, inactivated (JE-VAX(R)) will be different for different patients.

  • For help preventing Japanese encephalitis:
    • For injection dosage form:
      • Adults and children 1 year of age and older—One dose injected under the skin on days zero, seven, and thirty, for a total of three doses.
      • Children up to 1 year of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.