Who should receive the Japanese encephalitis vaccine?

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You should not receive the Japanese encephalitis vaccine if you have ever developed a serious reaction to a previous dose of this vaccine. You should also not receive this vaccine if you have ever experienced a life-threatening reaction to mouse proteins or thimerosal. You should use this vaccine with caution if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an insect bite or sting or hives, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. This vaccine should not be given to children under one year of age. You also should not receive this vaccine if you have received cancer chemotherapy or radiation treatment in the past three months.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.