Rabies Vaccine Information
Rabies is a rare but fatal infection of the brain and nerves. It’s usually caught from the bite or scratch of an infected animal.
COURSE: 3 doses
RABIES COUNTRIES AT RISK
Rabies occurs worldwide. Low-risk areas include mainland Europe and the UK, Australia, Japan and North America; travelling almost anywhere else in the world carries a risk of exposure to Rabies.
Signs and Symptoms
The initial symptoms of Rabies will usually develop after 3 to 12 weeks, although they can start sooner or much later than this. Sufferers can experience the following common symptoms:
- Feeling anxious or generally unwell
- Fever / High Temperature above 38C
- Aches and Pains
- Confusion or aggressive behaviour
- Seeing or hearing things (Hallucinations)
- Producing saliva or frothing at the mouth
Rabies is preventable by having a course of 3 injections of the vaccine that will cover against Rabies. It is highly recommended for travellers travelling to high-risk areas who may be exposed to Rabies due to the limited access to post-exposure medical care.