"The rabies booster vaccine is recommended to people who continue to travel in high risk areas."
- 1 injection
- Administered 10 years after the initial vaccine
- Medical treatment still required if you get bitten or scratched
Rabies is an incredibly serious infection. If you aren’t vaccinated against it and you get bitten or scratched, it can be fatal.
How the vaccine works
|The booster consists of the same vaccine as the initial dose. It is administered in one injection.|
|Some people experience soreness at the injection site. Less commonly, side effects include a headache, feeling sick, muscle pain and diarrhoea. Most people are not affected.|
Risk of severe allergic reaction
All LloydsPharmacy staff who provide this service are trained to manage anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include fainting, shortness of breath, falling blood pressure and swelling of the face and neck. Anaphylaxis is extremely rare and typically happens within ten minutes of receiving the injection.
|How do I receive the vaccination?||When you order the booster vaccine, you can choose where you would like to receive your injection. There are currently over 200 LloydsPharmacy stores across the country that can administer the rabies vaccine and booster. Once you have placed your order, you can call up your chosen pharmacy and book an appointment.|
What is rabies?
Rabies is a very severe viral infection that commonly leads to aggressive behaviour, hydrophobia (fear of water), confusion, coma and death.
How is rabies spread?
Rabies is spread by the saliva or tissue of an infected animal (most commonly dogs, monkeys and bats). If you are infected by rabies you must seek emergency medical help, regardless of whether you have been vaccinated (although treatment is far simpler and less expensive if you have received the vaccine).
Other Travel Vaccines
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