Rabies Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- When to get vaccinated:
- The first dose should be given at least 5 weeks before travelling.
- The vaccine will protect you for 10 years. However, more frequent doses may be required for anyone working with animals.
- Three doses.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is usually given as an injection in your upper arm.
- Side effects:
- Serious side effects from the rabies vaccine are rare. Common side effects include soreness at the injection site, rash, high temperature, nausea and pain.
- The vaccine can be given from birth.
- Additional precautions:
- In addition to getting vaccinated you need to practise bite avoidance and avoid touching animals abroad. If you do get bitten, or scratched, you need to wash the wound firstly and seek medical attention.
- Risk if you contract Rabies:
- Rabies is fatal and there is no cure for it.
Rabies vaccine consists of 3 doses which provides 10 years protections. The dose schedule: 1st dose - day 0 2nd dose - 7 days 3rd dose - 14/21 days after the 2nd dose - depending on time limitations.
- £60 per dose
- 3 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Rabies is a viral infection which is present worldwide. Rabies is mainly transmitted by animal bites. There is no cure for rabies, however it is advisable to take extra precaution before travelling.