The initial dosage consists of two vaccines given 7 days apart in adults (28 days apart in infants and those over 65 years old). A third and final dose is given after a year, providing protection for up to 10 years.
In addition to getting the JE vaccine, travellers should use DEET mosquito repellent, wear clothing that covers the skin, sleep with a mosquito net or window screens, and always use a fan and AC.
JE is most common in India and Southeast Asia.
Since there is no cure for Japanese encephalitis, treatment usually requires hospitalisation and involves managing symptoms.