Rabies Vaccine

The rabies vaccine is used to prevent rabies, a deadly virus that spreads through the infected animals' saliva when bitten. They are given to people who have an increased risk of developing rabies, such as veterinarians, animal handlers, and rabies laboratory workers. Preexposure vaccination is given with 1.0 ml of rabies vaccine intramuscularly on days 0, 7, 21, and 28. A booster dose of 1 ml is given to maintain the serum titer more than 1:5 serum dilution. Post-exposure, unimmunized individuals are given 1 ml of five doses intramuscularly on days 0, 3, 7, 14, and 28 with human rabies immunoglobulin. In previously immunized persons, 1 ml is given intramuscularly on days 0 and 3.

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Is there any risk of overdose with rabies vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the initial and common symptoms of rabies? Is there any risk of overdose with rabies vaccines? I have taken 10 in four months.  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran B

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all one rabies vaccine will give protection for around ten years, no need of revaccination if you get vaccinated once and later get bitten by a stray dog later in next ten years. For some unknown reason even if you are vaccinated more than once no problem si...  Read Full »

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