Is there a human rabies vaccine?

Yes. Rabies in humans is rare, but there is a vaccine. It is not given to everyone. Rather, it is given to those at high risk or those who have been exposed.
Yes. Rabies is quite rare but it also depends on where you are. Not all a animals can transmit the disease. The reason you hear some much about it is that is a fatal disease that can be prevented with proper vaccination. The course is 5 injections over 28 days and there is an immunoglobulin at the start of the course. It is time sensitive so see your doctor if exposed.
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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What should be avoided when getting the human rabies vaccine?

Nothing really. The Immune Globulin given soon post exposure can cause a fair amount of local pain but the vaccine is well tolerated and you do not need to avoid anything. Read more...

If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?

Rabies prophylaxis. ????? Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine will be effective. Once symptoms develop, it's too late. So if you are still without symptoms after your exposure -then just make sure to follow through with all the treatment. Read more...

Please tell me if there are any side effects of rabies vaccine for humans?

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. Read more...