Rabies risks and causes


The only way to confirm that an animal does not have rabies is to verify vaccination records or euthanize the animal and test its brain tissue.7 If you are unable to locate the animal that bit you, you’ll need to be given additional doses of vaccine to prevent rabies.

The standard dosing schedule for the rabies vaccine is four doses, given over the course of 14 days. The first dose is given as soon as possible as part of the PEP protocol.

There are two rabies vaccines available: RabAvert and Imovax. RabAvert is not recommended for individuals with an egg allergy.

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