Stay safe everywhere you go
What is Rabies?
Rabies is a viral disease transmitted to humans usually by a bite or scratch from an infected animal (usually a dog). Rabies cases are rare in travellers but animal bites and scratches are not, travellers should be aware of the risk and know what to do if they are bitten or scratched. Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms appear.
How does the vaccination work?
The rabies vaccine injection contains an inactivated form of the Rabies virus. 3 doses of the vaccination are recommended on day 0, 7 and 21 or 28. Vaccination prepares the body's immune system to be able to fight off infection quickly. Vaccinated individuals may experience mild to no symptoms.
Who should be vaccinated?
Individuals considered at risk of exposure to rabies travelling outside the UK include:
animal workers who regularly travel to rabies enzootic areas
travellers to rabies enzootic areas especially if:
those visiting areas where access to post-exposure treatment and medical care is limited
those planning higher risk activities such as cycling and running
long-stay travellers (more than one month)
health workers in rabies enzootic areas who may have direct contact with rabies infected patients
How much does it cost?
£54 per dose (£162 per full course)
How it works
Book a free consultation
Discuss and agree to a suitable treatment plan
Book an adminstration appointment