Our boys (13 months and 4 years old) have not yet been vaccinated for Japanese encephalitis. Would you recommend this vaccine?

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We are moving to Cambodia in July. Our boys (13 months and 4 years old) have not yet been vaccinated for Japanese encephalitis. Would you recommend this vaccine? We will be living in the capital of Phnom Penh but we expect to travel throughout Cambodia during our time there.

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It is common in Asia and this is why a JE vaccine is recommended for every child who lives in Asia. Children must complete a series of doses of this vaccine.

Other recommended vaccinations include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • German measles
  • Mumps

All these vaccinations have series of doses that must be completed at various ages. If you intend to travel soon, you must visit your physician to check the vaccination history of your child.

For further information: International Travel with Infants & Children

Piyarat Lertbunnaphong , M.D. Pediatrics
Pediatrics – Endocrinologist
Samitivej Hospital

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