IXIARO® is used to prevent infection with the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). This virus is mainly found in Asia and is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes that have bitten an infected animal. The IXIARO® vaccine causes the body to produce antibodies that protects against the disease.
IXIARO® is given by injection to travellers visiting countries, where JE is endemic. Two injections are required. Immunization must be completed one week before travel. The product should not be used in children below 2 months of age.
IXIARO® is a prescription-only medicine.
Please consult a Travel Clinic or your personal doctor for important information and advice.