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A virus carried by mosquitoes. Prevent Japanese encephalitis, which causes dreadful complications such as gait disturbance and intellectual disability!


Japanese encephalitis

It is transmitted by mosquitoes and is not transmitted by humans.
About 1% of infected people develop symptoms, but when they do, symptoms of nervous system disorders such as sudden high fever, headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness, and paralysis, and complications such as gait disturbance, intellectual disability, and tremors occur. wake up.
Before the introduction of the vaccine, the mortality rate was around 30%.
It can still be transmitted through mosquitoes.

In Honshu, three doses are available from 3 to 7.5 years old, and a fourth dose is available from 9 to 13 years old. There was a time when vaccination was not recommended, so as a special measure, there are some grades who can receive routine vaccinations even at ages other than general routine vaccinations.
Please see the website of your local government.
Depending on the region, you can get vaccinated for free from the age of 6 months with the subsidy of the local government.
Due to the rise in temperature in recent years, mosquitoes are more likely to occur than before, and some local governments recommend inoculating children even when they are younger than 3 years old.
In 2021, there is a shortage of stock nationwide, and it seems that people are often asked to wait a little longer for the 3rd and subsequent vaccinations, giving priority to the 1st and 2nd vaccinations. If the distribution is as good as usual, you will be able to make a reservation smoothly, so please do not panic.

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