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Rabies Vaccine

This vaccine is an inactivated viral vaccine. The vaccine is given in the deltoid muscle as a series of 3-5 shots. A vaccinated person should receive two more doses of rabies vaccine, one dose immediately and one three days later. This is proven very safe to be used in pregnant women.

Rabies vaccine is recommended for-

• It is recommended for veterinarians, animal handlers, certain laboratory workers and persons in high-risk occupational groups.

• Persons who are in frequent contact with rabid bats, raccoons, skunks, cats, dogs, or other species at risk for having rabies.

• International travelers who are likely to come in contact with animals in areas where dog rabies is common.

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