Japanese Encephalitis Vaccinations

Greater Shepparton City Council’s immunisation team is offering Japanese Encephalitis vaccination to eligible people at the following Immunisation Clinics during the times specified below.

  • Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre
    • 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
      Bookings available at 5:15pm and 5:30pm
    • 2nd Thursday of the month
      Bookings available at 10:15am and 10:30am
  • Riverside Plaza
    4th Thursday of the month
    Bookings available at 10:15am and 10:30am
  • Mooroopna
    1st Wednesday of the month
    Bookings available at 10am and 10:15am
  • Tatura
    4th Tuesday of the month
    Bookings available at 10am and 10:15am

Bookings for Japanese Encephalitis are essential.
Click here to make a booking

Vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis vaccination is free to those who meet the following eligibility criteria:

People, aged 2 months or older, who live or routinely work in Greater Shepparton council area, AND

  • regularly spend time engaging in outdoor activities that place them at risk of mosquito bites OR
  • are experiencing homelessness OR
  • are living in conditions with limited mosquito protection (such as in tents, caravans) OR
  • are engaging in outdoor flood recovery (clean up) efforts. 

People are also eligible for JE if they work or reside at

  • a piggery including workers and their families, transport workers, staff involved in the care of pigs, veterinarians,
  • a property that has been confirmed or is suspected to be infected with JE,
  • pork abattoir or pork rendering plant,
  • personnel who work directly with mosquitoes through their surveillance, or the control and management of mosquitoes such as EHOs/EHTs
  • diagnostic and research lab workers who may be exposed to the virus.

You will need to book an appointment with your GP for an alternative Japanese Encephalitis vaccine if you are immunocompromised, pregnant, have received immunoglobulins in the last 3 months, or are aged between 2 months old and 9 months old.

Important note: If you received a JEV last year, you do not need any further JEV.  If unsure, please check the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 or via your My Gov account.

For further information regarding Japanese Encephalitis, visit the Better Health website.

For more information about how to protect yourself from mosquitos, see our Mosquitoes page.

Flood Factsheets
Flooding can create areas of stagnant water that encourage mosquitoes to breed. See the Victorian Department of Health's Flood page for more information about what to do after a flood.