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Our expert healthcare professionals at Smarta Healthcare are dedicated to ensuring your travel well-being, offering easy and convenient Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination in Bedford. Book your AskMyPharmacist Travel Consultation at least 4 weeks before your departure to ensure you’re protected and ready for your trip.

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Smarta Healthcare AskMyPharmacist FAQs Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination at Smarta Healthcare clinic Bedford
What is Japanese Encephalitis?

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral infection that affects the brain. It is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus, which is a flavivirus transmitted primarily by mosquitoes, particularly those of the Culex species. 

Where can I get a Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in the UK?

Smarta Healthcare offers Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations for patients in and around Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Letchworth, Biggleswade, St Neots, Cambridge, Sandy, Hitchin and Huntingdon, or further afield. 

Book an AskMyPharmacist travel health consultation today. 

How much does the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination cost?

The Japanese Encephalitis vaccination costs £95 per dose and 2 doses are required. Discounts are available for families, groups and students. 

If you have any questions about required or recommended travel vaccinations, book an AskMyPharmacist travel health consultation at least 4 weeks before your departure date to make sure you’re ready for your trip. 

Where are Japanese Encephalitis destinations?

Japanese encephalitis is primarily found in rural and agricultural areas of Asia and the Western Pacific. The risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis varies by country and region. Some of the countries where Japanese encephalitis is endemic or has been reported include: 

Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Vietnam 

South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka 

East Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan 

Oceania: Papua New Guinea 

How long does the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine last?

The Japanese Encephalitis vaccine is usually given in two doses 4 weeks apart. An initial booster doses are recommended for people that may be exposed to the virus between 1 and 2 years following the initial course. A second booster dose can be given after 10 years. 

What are the symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis virus?

Symptoms of Japanese encephalitis can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, the infection can be fatal. Most individuals infected with the virus do not develop any symptoms, while others may experience mild symptoms such as fever and headache. In severe cases, symptoms may include high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, seizures, and paralysis. 

If someone is suspected of having Japanese encephalitis, seek medical attention and let the healthcare professional know about any recent travel. 

How can I protect myself against Japanese Encephalitis?

Vaccination is a very important preventive measure against Japanese Encephalitis. It’s also important to avoid getting bitten by insects as much as possible. This includes: 

  1. Wearing loose clothing with long sleeves and trousers when possible. 
  2. Regularly applying a good quality insect repellent on exposed skin, especially during sunrise and sunset hours. If you are using repellent with sunscreen, apply it last.
  3. Using mosquito nets with insecticide to protect you in bed at night.

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Very professional and knowledgeable. Provided vaccinations at short notice for my trip to East Africa.
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Roberto Facchiano
I visited today for travel vaccines. I had no idea about the whole process as this is my first time. I rang Smarta Healthcare and a lovely lady was very informative and friendly and answered all my questions. I brought my 4 year old with me and the Pharmacist was so friendly and patient and didn’t pressurise me at all (I was worried about not taking all the vaccines as money is tight) but she helped me to make my decisions without judging. My daughter did so well with the injection and I think the lovely calm environment and staff played a big factor in this. Thanks so much
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