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My baby had to have a rabies shot; what reactions should I look for?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Minor pain & redness

The new rabies vaccines is well tolerated.
Most don't have any reaction, but some get minor symptoms such as redness, soreness, swelling, headache etc. Very rarely more moderate problems can develop such as hives and joint pain. The vaccine is recommended for children who are traveling to countries where rabies is common or those who have been bitten by a potentially rabid animal.

In brief: Minor pain & redness

The new rabies vaccines is well tolerated.
Most don't have any reaction, but some get minor symptoms such as redness, soreness, swelling, headache etc. Very rarely more moderate problems can develop such as hives and joint pain. The vaccine is recommended for children who are traveling to countries where rabies is common or those who have been bitten by a potentially rabid animal.
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics

In brief: allergic reactions

Primarily allergic reactions consisting of difficulty breathing, swelling of lips and eye or skin rashes.

In brief: allergic reactions

Primarily allergic reactions consisting of difficulty breathing, swelling of lips and eye or skin rashes.
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