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Are there any risks associated with receiving the rabies vaccine?

The risks associated with receiving the rabies vaccine are considered minimal compared with the benefit of preventing rabies, an incurable disease. The most prominent risk is allergic reactions. Receiving the rabies vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding may pose a minimal risk to the child. However, if exposed to rabies, the vaccine is necessary. People may become dizzy after being vaccinated, and should avoid such activities as operating machinery or driving until they feel better.

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