Japanese encephalitis virus

Japanese encephalitis virus

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is spread to humans through mosquito bites.

It may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain.

Moira Shire Council is offering Japanese Encephalitis vaccination to eligible residents via appointment at centres across the shire. Vaccine is available to residents aged 2 months and above who

  • Are living in temporary or flood damaged accommodation that may increase exposure to mosquitoes or, 
  • Are engaged in the prolonged outdoor recovery efforts (clean up) of stagnant waters following floods or, 
  • Spend significant time outdoors (four hours per day) for unavoidable work, recreational educational, or other essential activities


Please call (03) 5871 9222 to schedule your appointment at one of the following sessions. Bookings are essential

  • Saturday 19 November - Yarrawonga 
  • Tuesday 29 November - Barmah
  • Saturday 3 December - Numurkah 
  • Monday 5 December - Nathalia 
  • Tuesday 13 December - Cobram 


Moira Shire Council recommends all residents continue to follow the recommendations to Beat The Bite and reminds residents that Japanese Encephalitis vaccination does not provide protection against other mosquito borne disease. 


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Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Surveillance (IDEAS)

The Victorian Government Department of Health website includes the Blue Book (Guidelines for the control of infectious diseases), along with various other fact sheets, guidelines, standards and legislation for the investigation, control and prevention of infectious diseases in a range of settings.

Detailed surveillance reports are available on the Department of Health website (updated daily), along with requirements and methods for notifying diseases.


Information on Mosquito Borne Diseases & Mosquito Control

Beat the bite - mosquito borne diseases

Mosquito control


Water quality testing

We monitor water quality in public swimming pools and investigate incidences of infectious disease.

For more information, please give us a call on 5871 9222.