This vaccine is indicated for the prevention of rabies in children and adults. It can be used before or after exposure to the rabies virus, as a primary vaccination or as a booster dose.
Frequency of shots:
Pre-exposure vaccination: Three doses of 0.5 mL of VERORAB are administered at Day 0, Day 7 and Day 28 for primary vaccination. The dose scheduled at Day 28 can be administered at Day 21.
Who can use this:
Children and adults with possible exposure to rabies virus - either saliva exposure or animal bite
Who CANNOT use this:
- Pre-exposure vaccination: If the patient is allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
-If the patient developed an allergic reaction during a previous injection of this medicine or of any vaccine with the same composition.
-If the patient is feverish or if has an acute disease (in this case, it is preferable to postpone vaccination).
-Post-exposure vaccination: Given the fatal outcome of the declared rabies infection, there are no contraindications to post-exposure vaccination.