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Do we need a rabies vaccination?

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Tenerife, Spain
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Do we need a rabies vaccination?

We are staying in Dalmanuta Gardens for ten days in February. My GP is insisting we have rabies vaccine before going - at a cost of £145 each. We will pay happily if necessary as rabies is a killer - but the timescale of injections is going to be difficult for us - days 0,7,28 - as we away in Tenerife during that time. Any advice on the need for rabies vaccination will be very welcome.

Panadura, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Do we need a rabies vaccination?

You do not need the vaccination. You won't get rabies without an incident. In case of an incident within Sri Lanka (Dog bite, etc.) you can get the vaccination from here for about 25£ each. Any standard GP in Sri Lanka would be able to give you the vaccination if you were bitten by a wild animal or a dog.

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2. Re: Do we need a rabies vaccination?

Also as I know, the rabies vaccination should be taken within 48 hours of an animal bite for it to be effective. Just keep it in mind to go to a doctor immediately if you are bitten by one. I'm in this country for 30+ years now and never been bitten by one. Be safe.

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Tharindu

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3. Re: Do we need a rabies vaccination?

Have you read the previous threads on here, giving advice on whether rabies injections are necessary ?.

To briefly summarise, its not considered necessary at all, unless you will be working closely with animals during your visit.

ps - just had a quick look, the last thread on this subject was in mid-September 2012, the information on there should help you.

Edited: 4:15 am, December 26, 2012
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