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A 20-year-old female asked:

For my pep rabies vaccine i received my vaccine in arm and immunoglobulin in gluteal area. some sources say that the gluteal area has poor absorption so now im scared that the rig is ineffective. is it okay to get rig into gluteal area?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
HRIG: Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) = 1 dose of human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) plus rabies vaccine on days1. 3, 7,& 14. The rabies vaccine is given IM in deltoid area (adults). Please talk to Dr. who ordered PEP, because of risk of poor absorption from glutes & lower neutralizing antibody titers.
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