Japanese Encephalitis vaccine

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a rare but potentially serious infection of the brain. It is caused by a virus that can spread to humans through mosquito bites.

Vaccination is available to protect you from JE. Mildura Rural City Council offers the free JE vaccine to people aged nine months or older who live in a high-risk local government area (including Mildura), AND:

  • regularly spend time engaging in outdoor activities that place them at risk of mosquito bites, OR
  •  are experiencing homelessness, OR
  •  are living in conditions with limited mosquito protection (e.g. tents, caravans, dwellings with no insect screens), OR
  •  are engaging in outdoor flood recovery (clean-up) efforts, including repeated professional or volunteer deployments.

People who live or work at properties with pigs or are going to high-risk areas for seasonal work are also eligible for the free vaccine.

Upcoming Japanese Encephalitis vaccine clinics

Date Time  Venue 
Wednesday 8 November 1pm - 3pm Committe Room, Mildura Rural City Council Service Centre
76 Deakin Avenue, Mildura
Friday 17 November 9am - midday Committe Room, Mildura Rural City Council Service Centre
76 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Please note that you do not need to get the JE vaccine again if you have already received it.

Book an appointment

Bookings are essential and should be made online using the Central Immunisation Records Victoria (CIRV) portal, provided by the Victorian Department of Health.

Book online  How to use the online booking system

If you haven’t used CIRV before, you’ll need to create an account first and then set up your appointment bookings.

Please call 03 5018 8100 if you are unable to access the online booking system.

Group and workplace bookings

If your business, workplace or group would like to get multiple people vaccinated please contact us. We can work with you to arrange a suitable time and location.

Vaccination for immunocompromised people and children under nine months of age

If you are pregnant, immunocompromised or require vaccination for children under nine months of age please contact your GP.

Mildura Rural City Council is only permitted to administer the Live attenuated vaccine (Imojev).

Imojev is contraindicated in pregnant women and immunocompromised people and is not licensed for use in children under 9 months of age.