24 Sep 2018

Rabies vaccine availability

Information for health professionals Rabies vaccine availability

Travellers visiting areas where rabies occurs should be made aware of the risk and know what to do if they are bitten or scratched. Guidance on the risk of rabies in individual countries is available on the Country Information pages.

Health professionals are reminded of the importance of ensuring accurate risk assessment and only offering rabies vaccine when clinically indicated. Advice on pre-exposure (prophylactic) and reinforcing immunisation is available in the Green Book.

Guidelines on managing rabies post-exposure treatment is available from Public Health England.

All enquiries regarding the supply of rabies vaccines should be directed to your preferred supplier. 

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