Project Description

Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease transmitted to humans usually by a bite or scratch from a rabid animal (usually a dog). Once symptoms are present, rabies is almost always fatal.

Rabies in animals occurs in ALL continents except Antarctica. Approximately 60,000 people die from rabies each year. The majority of those deaths are in Asia and Africa.

Symptoms

The virus attacks the central nervous system causing, progressive damage to the brain and spinal cord.

Prevention

Contact with wild or domestic animals during travel should be avoided. 

The Vaccination

Ages (Years) Doses Required Schedule Time before travel Boost required at
2 – 85 3 0, 7, 28 days Last dose up to day before* 2 – 10 years depending on risk
18 – 65 3 0, 3, 7** Last dose up to day before* 2 – 10 years depending on risk

*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.

** accelerated schedule

   Rabies vaccine price

Per dose £61
Course £183 (course of 3)

  Clinic Hours

Monday Clinician unavailable
Tuesday to Friday 09:00-18:30
Saturday CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
Sunday CLOSED

  01242 522880

  Cheltenham Location

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Make an appointment

We offer bookings and walk-in appointments to suit your needs.
Our pharmacists have received specific training in providing travel vaccination services.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT