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Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccination centres

Japanese encephalitis is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). It is spread through mosquito bites and is more common in areas of increased mosquito activity. It is endemic to parts of Asia and the Torres Strait region of Australia; but has recently been detected in several locations on mainland Australia including Queensland.

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a vaccine-preventable disease. JEV vaccines are recommended for people at risk of exposure to the virus. For more information on risk and the eligibility criteria for vaccination visit the Queensland Health Japanese Encephalitis conditions website.

Find your nearest JEV vaccination centre by using the clinic finder map.

Last updated: 1 February 2023