Seven Things to Know About the Rabies Vaccine

The Critical Importance of Timely Rabies Vaccination: Saving Lives and Preventing Spread of the Deadly Disease

Rabies is a highly fatal infectious disease that can cause death if not treated promptly. It’s crucial to receive a complete regimen of the rabies vaccine as soon as possible after being in contact with animals that may carry the virus. Despite efforts to educate the public, deaths still occur each year due to lack of vaccination after animal bites.

According to Dr. Bui Thanh Phong, Medical Manager at VNVC Vaccination System, it’s essential to get vaccinated early after being bitten, as there is no minimum time requirement. The vaccine helps the body produce antibodies to block the rabies virus’s movement to the nervous system. Even if the biting animal appears healthy, vaccination is still necessary, as symptoms can develop months or years later.

It is not necessary to abstain from sex after getting vaccinated against rabies. However, certain activities like heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided during the vaccination period to ensure its effectiveness. A single shot of the vaccine is not sufficient to create immunity, so following the full regimen is crucial. Pregnant women can safely receive the rabies vaccine without any changes to the schedule, as there is no evidence of harm to the fetus.

Rabies vaccines are safe and modern vaccines that do not cause harmful side effects. The price of rabies vaccines varies depending on the type and facility, ranging from 250,000 VND to 500,000 VND per dose. It’s essential to seek vaccination from reputable facilities to ensure safety and effectiveness. Proper understanding and adherence to the vaccination regimen are key to preventing rabies infection and saving lives.

In conclusion, timely administration of rabies vaccine is critical for preventing this deadly disease from spreading throughout society. It’s important for individuals who have been bitten by animals suspected of carrying rabies or have come into contact with contaminated materials or surfaces

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