Search

Search

Our website has recently been updated. Make use of the search to quickly find what you are looking for.

MACLORANFARM PRINTRES 91

Free JEV Vaccines Available for People in Eligible Postcodes

Livestock SA encourages all people who are eligible to get vaccinated against Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV).

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne disease that causes reproductive losses in pigs. JEV can also be transmitted to humans through bites from mosquitos and in rare cases, cause severe illness.

JEV was detected in South Australian commercial piggeries in February 2022 and free vaccinations are now being made available to people in eligible postcodes for the following groups:

People aged 2 months and older who have a primary residence in an eligible postcode AND spend at least 4 hours per day outdoors most days

People employed in a role located in an eligible postcode AND spend at least 4 hours per day outdoors as part of their occupation most days

Eligible Postcodes:

Eligible postcodes

Largest town in area

Eligible postcodes

Largest town in area

5214

Goolwa

5332

Moorook

5238

Mannum

5333

Loxton

5253

Murray Bridge

5340

Paringa

5254

Murray Bridge

5341

Renmark

5256

Milang

5342

Monash

5259

Lake Alexandrina

5343

Berri

5260

Tailem Bend

5344

Glossop

5264

Meningie

5345

Barmera

5320

Morgan

5346

Cobdogla

5321

Cadell

5353

Cambrai

5322

Qualco

5354

Swan Reach

5330

Waikerie

5357

Blanchetown

5331

Kingston-on-Murray

* Only including the area east of Ridley Road/Halfway House Road but including the localities of Sedan and Cambrai

Click here for more information on JEV vaccination and to book a vaccine.

  • Speak with your GP
  • Contact the Immunisation Section, SA Health Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm on 1300 232 272

It is also important in these areas to take other measures to protect against JEV and other mosquito-borne viruses by:

  • Covering up by wearing long, loose fitting clothing
  • Using insect repellent
  • Eliminating the water mosquitos can breed in

Click here for more information on JEV and managing mosquitos.

JEV is a nationally notifiable exotic disease. If you suspect animals have JEV you are legally required to call the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline (1800 675 888).

28 October 2022
Media Type: News /