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Is it possible to get rabies from taking a rabies vaccine?

Rabies vaccine is made from killed, not live, rabies virus, so there is no way that it can cause rabies. The rabies vaccine is given to people who have been exposed to rabies, such as by a bite from a wild animal. It is also given to people who are at high risk of being exposed to rabies. These people include veterinarians, animal control workers, wildlife officers and people who travel to areas of the world where rabies is common.

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