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 new 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. 

Access the Japanese encephalitis​ learning resource here.

NSW Health resources 

See also:

NCIRS fact sheets, FAQ and other resources: Japanese encephalitis

Last updated April 2023