Does Japanese encephalitis vaccine interact with medications or foods?

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The immune response to Japanese encephalitis vaccine may not be optimal in patients taking drugs that affect the immune system, such as steroids; medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or other autoimmune diseases; and medications used to prevent or treat rejection of an organ transplant. Excessive alcohol consumption may increase the risk of allergic reaction in patients vaccinated with the JE-VAX brand.

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