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Is the rabies vaccine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Pregnant or breastfeeding women who intend to receive the rabies vaccine as a preventative measure may want to wait until they are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding before being vaccinated. There is a minimal risk to babies who are nursing. Studies determining whether rabies vaccine injection harms human fetuses do not yet exist. However, if you think you have been exposed to rabies, do not wait to be vaccinated. Rabies is a life-threatening disease.

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