DR. SCOTT HAMSTRA, what do you mean why take the risk. Are you suggesting getting rabies vaccine for humans to build up immunity?

No. There are a few "high risk" jobs where Rabies Vaccine is recommended for people who are likely to get exposed to rabies. Outside of Africa and Asia, only get exposed to rabies in wild animals -- doesn't happen often - so don't use the vaccine unless get exposed. Your immune system is what fights off the rabies virus - the vaccine helps your immune system do this quicker and stronger.