A 47-year-old member asked:
please tell me if there are any side effects of rabies vaccine for humans?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Local reactions, such as pain, redness, swelling or itching at the injection site is common. Systemic reactions, such as headache, nausea, abdominal pain, muscle aches, and dizziness, are reported.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Is there a human rabies vaccine?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Rabies vaccine is given to people who have been exposed to rabies, usually after being bitten by a rabies-infected animal. Any mammal can get rabies, but in the U.S. The animals that are carriers of rabies are racoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. Rabies vaccine is also given to people who are at high risk for animal bites, such as veterinarians.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Can I be allergic to the rabies vaccine?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Sure: You literally can be allergic to anything, including any vaccine. A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of a vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Serious problems from Rabies Vaccine are very rare. Several brands of Rabies Vaccine are available in the United States, and reactions may vary.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Where can I get a rabies vaccine before trip to asia?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Check CDC website: The cdc operates an informational website with current information for worldwide destinations & info on clinics that provide the vaccines.
See:wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/page/find-clinic.Htm.For specific recs on vaccinessee:wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/page/destinationslist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How safe is the current rabies vaccine in the u.S.?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Safe: But expensive, and sometimes hard to find.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
Is rabies vaccine save to take just as precaution on trip to africa?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
It is safe.: Depending on one's itinerary, per exposure Rabies Vaccine can be appropriate.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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