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What are the safety issues of the rabies vaccine in children and infants?

The rabies vaccine is safe to give to children and infants should they need it. It is not a routinely scheduled childhood vaccine; however, if the child or infant is at high risk for exposure to rabies or for developing the rabies disease, he or she may be considered for the vaccine and treatment by a healthcare provider should be sought right away.
Rabies vaccine is safe for infants and children. Older children should be given the shot in the deltoid, just like adults. Babies and small children should be given the shot in the thigh.

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