JEEV should be administered by intramuscular route. The preferred sites are anterolateral aspect of the thigh for children or the deltoid muscle of upper arm for adults. Shake the contents of vial thoroughly to make the homogeneous solution. Discard the vaccine if not powder remains at bottom of tube or any discoloration is observed. JEEV can be administered along with other routine vaccines in same visit but should be given with separate syringes at different injection sites. It should not be mixed with other vaccines in the same vial.
JEEV is licensed to be used in children of age 12 months or more. Two doses of 0.25 ml of the vaccine is given at minimum interval of 28 days.
Two doses of 0.5 ml of the JEEV vaccine is given at minimum interval of 28 days.
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Medical supervision should be available to treat rare cases of anaphylactic reactions following the administration of the vaccine. Intramuscular vaccines should not be given to persons with thrombocytopenia, haemophilia or other bleeding disorders. JEEV should not be given to pregnant and lactating mothers.