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  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

    Why have the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine?

    The Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine gives protection for more than 9 out of every 10 people who have it. Japanese Encephalitis is found in large parts of Asia and the pacific rim. The disease is more prominent in areas where rice cultivation and pig farming is common. Japanese Encephalitis is transmitted via mosquitos.

    Kamsons Pharmacy offer a quick and easy vaccination service. Simply complete the form at the bottom of this page. 

    Japanese Encephalitis symptoms

    Most people infected by the Japanese encephalitis virus have either no symptoms or mild short-lived symptoms, which are often mistaken for flu. But around 1 in every 250 people who become infected with Japanese encephalitis develop more severe symptoms as the infection spreads to the brain. This usually happens 5 to 15 days after infection.

    Symptoms can include:

    • a high temperature (fever)
    • seizures (fits)
    • a stiff neck
    • confusion
    • the inability to speak
    • uncontrollable shaking of body parts (tremor)
    • muscle weakness or paralysis
    • Up to 1 in every 3 people who develop these more serious symptoms will die as a result of the infection.

    In those who survive, these symptoms tend to slowly improve.

    More information can be found on the NHS website.

    Our vaccination service and how it works

    Many Kamsons pharmacies offer travel vaccinations that can be administered in the pharmacy. To register your interest for this service, simply complete the below questionnaire. The form will then be reviewed by one of our independent prescribers. Once the pharmacy has received the prescription, a member of the pharmacy team will contact you to arrange an appointment for administration of your vaccine.

    From completing the initial form to having your travel vaccines ready to administer we aim to complete the process in 2 working days.

    The Japanese Encephalitis vaccine is available from Kamsons Pharmacy for £87.50 per dose, you need two doses for full protection.

    If you are travelling you may also be interested in our Period Day, Antimalarial and Travel Vaccine services.

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