What is Jenvac vaccine?

2019-11-01 by No Comments

What is Jenvac vaccine?

JENVAC® is a vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis, which is caused by Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) and is the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. It is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, and belongs to the same genus as dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses.

Is Japanese Encephalitis vaccine available in India?

Live attenuated SA-14-14-2 vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE) was introduced in the routine immunization under Universal Immunization Program in the 181 endemic districts of India. Recently, the Government of India has announced the introduction of one dose of JE vaccine for adults in endemic districts.

Is Japanese Encephalitis vaccine necessary?

Japanese encephalitis vaccination. The vaccine gives protection for more than 9 out of every 10 people who have it. You should get vaccinated if you’re: planning a long stay in a high-risk country (usually at least a month)

Is the cost for Japanese Encephalitis?

The ceiling price of Japanese Encephalitis vaccine with dosage form and strength –(1) 4 mcg to 6 mcg and was notified as Rs. 632.95 per pack and Rs. 482.22 per pack was notified for Japanese Encephalitis vaccine with dosage form and strength upto 3 mcg.

WHO recommended vaccines for babies in India?

Immunization Chart for Babies in India

Age Vaccines
6 Months OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) Dose 2 Hep B (hepatitis B vaccine) Dose 3
9 Months OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) Dose 2 Measles Dose 1 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine) Dose 1
9-12 Months Typhoid CV (typhoid conjugate vaccine) Dose 1

What is the full form of JE vaccine?

JENVAC is a single dose inactivated Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Vaccine. This Vero cell derived vaccine is prepared from an Indian strain (Kolar- 821564XY) of the JE virus.

At what age is JE vaccine given?

Inactivated Vero cell culture-derived Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine (manufactured as IXIARO) is the only JE vaccine licensed and available in the United States. This vaccine was approved in March 2009 for use in people aged 17 years and older and in May 2013 for use in children 2 months through 16 years of age.

What is the cost of PCV vaccine in India?

However, the current cost of the vaccine is prohibitive, being Rs. 1600/dose for 10-valent vaccine and Rs. 3200/dose for the 13-valent vaccine.

Is there a vaccine for chickenpox in Canada?

The chickenpox vaccine protects against varicella-zoster virus infection, the virus that causes chickenpox. The vaccine contains a weakened form of the virus. The vaccine is approved by Health Canada. The chickenpox vaccine is provided free as part of routine immunizations.