Thankfully, Japanese Encephalitis is not found in the Unites States, but it is found in Asia. Encephalitis causes inflammation of the brain and can be deadly. The virus is spread by mosquitoes and not spread by personal contact with another person. The vaccine protects people who travel to Asia.
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
The vaccine is not recommended for most people unless you plan to travel to a place when Japanese Encephalitis is present. You will need two doses one month apart. Your second vaccination should be at least one week prior to leaving the country.