Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Japanese Encephalitis

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:22): Could the minister please define what is 'four hours outdoors'? Does it include workplaces where mosquitoes are not able to be easily kept out, although they might not technically be outdoors?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:22): My understanding is that those who say that they are outdoors for four hours or more will be eligible for the vaccine. What we are really keen to do is make sure that the vaccine is available to those who are most at risk. In terms of the definition, I will certainly check with my colleague the Minister for Health whether any additional information is appropriate, but that is my understanding.