This is a home service Anti-Rabies vaccination administered by a licensed medical practitioner and includes a vaccination card. Rabies is a serious and potentially fatal viral infection that affects the central nervous system of mammals, including humans. It is commonly transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal, such as a dog or cat through bites or scratches. Anti-rabies vaccine is indicated for the prevention and treatment of rabies in both children and adults. It can be used before or after exposure to the virus as a primary vaccination or booster dose.
Frequency of shots:
For pre-exposure vaccination: three doses of 0.5 mL are administered at D0, D7, and D28 for primary vaccination. The dose scheduled at D28 can be administered at D21.
For post-exposure vaccination: four doses of 0.5 mL, given at D0, D3, D7, and D14. The ﬁrst dose of the four-dose course should be administered as soon as possible after exposure.
Who can receive this:
This vaccine can be given to anyone as pre-prophylaxis but this is recommended to individuals who work with animals, such as veterinarians, animal handlers, and wildlife professionals. It is also recommended for pet owners, breeders, and individuals who have regular contact with animals, especially those in areas where rabies is common.
This vaccine is also recommended for individuals with possible exposure to the rabies virus, either through saliva exposure or animal bites.
Who CANNOT receive this:
This includes those who are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients in the vaccine, those who have had an allergic reaction during a previous injection of this vaccine or any vaccine with the same composition, and those who are feverish or have an acute disease (in this case, it is preferable to postpone vaccination). Given the fatal outcome of the declared rabies infection, there are no contraindications to post-exposure vaccination.