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Type: Inactivated

Cold Chain Required: Yes

Manufacturer: Aventis Pasteur


Side Effects: Pain, redness, and swelling or itching at the injection site; headache, nausea, and abdominal pain.

Pre-Exposure Immunogenicity: Induces neutralizing antibodies in 100% of those given the vaccine. This protection requires approximately 7 to 10 days to develop and usually lasts for up to 2 years.

Post-Exposure Immunogenicity: Demonstrated in clinical testing phase to fully protect against rabies.

Who Needs Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Veterinarians, animal control officers, spelunkers, wildlife handlers, and travelers going to rabies endemic locations.

Vaccine Schedule:

Pre-Exposure: Day 0, Day 7, Day 21 or 28

Post-Exposure without Pre-Exposure: Day 0 with immune globulin, Day 3, Day 7, Day 14, Day 28

Post-Exposure with Pre-Exposure: Day 0, Day 3