Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a vaccine-preventable disease. Since early 2022, there have been outbreaks of JE in several parts of Australia, leading to the JE situation being declared a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance. In response, JE vaccination programs are underway in several states and territories.

Japanese encephalitis​ learning resource

A learning resource has been developed to support registered nurses and midwives administering the JE vaccine. This resource provides information on JE and the vaccines available to reduce the risk of spread of the JE virus. 

Japanese encephalitis – Learning resource for registered nurses and midwives [PDF – 996 KB] August 2023*

*This version includes the addition of information regarding the discarding of the remaining vaccine when administering a half dose of the JEspect vaccine to children aged ≥2 months < 3 years (pages 35 and 40).

NSW Health resources 

See also:

NCIRS fact sheets, FAQ and other resources: Japanese encephalitis

Last updated August 2023