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Rabies Vaccination

Pronounced (RAY-beez)

At a Glance

Rabies vaccination

Preexposure vaccination is recommended for persons in high-risk groups, such as veterinarians, animal handlers, and certain laboratory workers. Although preexposure vaccination does not eliminate the need for additional medical attention after a rabies exposure, it can decrease the number of vaccine doses needed, and it minimizes adverse reactions to multiple doses of vaccine. More...

 

What You Should Know

About the Disease

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Vaccine Information

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Vaccine Beliefs & Concerns

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Vaccine Safety

As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or a vague feeling of discomfort.

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Who Should Not be Vaccinated?

It should be noted that there are no contraindications for those truly exposed to rabies. Therefore, the "who should not be vaccinated" information is relevent for routine pre-exposure only.

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For Health Professionals

Clinical Information on Rabies

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Vaccine Recommendations

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References and Resources

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Provider Education

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Materials for Patients

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