This vaccine is given as an injection (shot) into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a doctor's office or clinic setting. For pre-exposure prevention of rabies, you will need to receive a total of 3 shots. The second shot is usually given 7 days after the first, followed by a third shot 2 or 3 weeks later.
Then, what are the side effects of rabies vaccine in humans?
Common side effects of Imovax Rabies Vaccine include:
- injection site reactions (pain, swelling, itching, or redness),
- muscle pain,
- nausea, or.
- stomach pain.
How are rabies shots given to humans?
A person who is exposed and has never been vaccinated against rabies should get 4 doses of rabies vaccine – one dose right away, and additional doses on the 3rd, 7th, and 14th days. They should also get another shot called Rabies Immune Globulin at the same time as the first dose.
How do you know if you have rabies?
The first symptoms can appear from a few days to more than a year after the bite occurs. One of the most distinctive signs of a rabies infection is a tingling or twitching sensation around the area of the animal bite. It is often accompanied by a fever, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, nausea, and fatigue.