Cases of rabies are most commonly caused when a person who isn’t vaccinated against the disease is bitten by a rabid animal – usually a dog. Rabies is an extremely serious disease which is often fatal unless a person has been vaccinated or receives medical treatment in time. Vaccinating against rabies is recommended for anyone travelling to Africa or Asia, particularly if you’re likely to be interacting with animals.
Three injections are given on day 1, 7 and 28. The third dose can be given on day 21 though.
A single reinforcing dose is then given, one year after the primary course has been completed, to those at regular and continued risk.
Further booster doses should be given at 3-5 yearly intervals thereafter to those at regular and continued risk.
The decision to vaccinate results from an individual risk assessment based on the duration of stay, the likelihood of engagement in at-risk activities, the age of the traveller, the rabies endemicity and access to appropriate medical care in the country of destination.
|Rabies vaccination||£90 per dose*
(£65 for vaccination + £25 appointment fee to administer the vaccine)
* Patients who require multiple vaccinations within the same appointment are eligible for a £25 discount for each additional vaccine and are only required to pay the £25 appointment fee once. Please check in advance that the combination of vaccines required is clinically recommended and appropriate.
** A £25 deposit is required per patient at the time of booking.