There is currently no japanese encephalitis vaccine licensed for use in pregnant women. However, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pregnant women who are travelling to areas where the disease is prevalent should be vaccinated.
The CDC also states that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks for pregnant women who are at risk of exposure to the disease. Consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions about whether or not the japanese encephalitis vaccine is right for you.
There are a few risks associated with the Japanese encephalitis vaccine when given to pregnant women. These include:
- Allergic reactions: Some people may experience an allergic reaction to the vaccine, which can be serious. If you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, or dizziness), seek medical attention immediately.
- Guillain-Barré syndrome: This is a rare but serious condition that can occur after vaccination. Symptoms include muscle weakness, paralysis, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms after receiving the japanese encephalitis vaccine, seek medical attention immediately.
Overall, the risks associated with the japanese encephalitis vaccine are low, but as with any vaccine, there is a small chance of experiencing side effects. If you have any concerns, speak to your doctor or healthcare provider before getting vaccinated.