Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
In Victoria, JE vaccine is available free-of-charge and is available for:
People aged 2 months or older who live or routinely work in any of the high risk LGAs of Campaspe, Gannawarra, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Swan Hill, Wodonga, Towong, Benalla, Wangaratta and Strathbogie, AND:
- regularly spend time engaging in outdoor activities that place them as 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*
*Vaccination can be administered before arrival in flood affected areas to those from other regions deployed for recovery efforts by arrangement.
Learn more at health.vic.gov.au
Upcoming Japanese Encephalitis vaccine clinics
Please note the Influenza vaccine is also available at these clinics. Eligible residents can book in for both vaccines when making an appointment.
Book an appointment
If you are eligible to receive the JE vaccine, please contact Council on 5018 8100 to make an appointment, if a suitable appointment is not available you will be added to a waitlist and be notified via text message when an alternative appointment becomes available.
Group and workplace bookings
If your business, workplace or group would like to have multiple people vaccinated please contact us. We can work with you to arrange a suitable time and location.
Statewide JE vaccine shortage
Due to a state-wide shortage of JEV vaccine, as per the Department of Health directive, 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. If you are needing the inactivated vaccine (JEspect) it is only available through your local GP or MDAS.
Learn more at health.gov.au