Cell culture/egg embryo
Breast feeding risk:
Travelers who will handle animals (veterinarians,field workers, cavers etc).
Long term visitors like missionaries, peace corp.
Travelers to countries where vaccines and medical care are scarce.
Allergy to previous dose
Allergy to egg protein
Current moderate-severe illness
Pain and redness at injection site
Mild flu symptoms
Some receiving boosters can develop hives, rash and itching
Amount: 1 ml (cc)
Route: intramuscular injection
Number of doses: 3
Schedule: days 0,7,21 for primary series
Booster every 3 years if at continued risk
4 weeks before departure
Can be given with other vaccines and antibiotics
For details on treatment after exposure to rabies please see section on bites.