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Should my husband receive a rabies vaccine since he's a wildlife officer?

It may be a good idea for your husband to consider getting a rabies vaccine. People whose job or volunteer work puts them at increased risk for being exposed to rabies may get rabies vaccine to help protect them. These people include animal handlers, wildlife officers, veterinarians, veterinary assistants and some people who work with animals in research laboratories.

Peter DeLucia
Health Education
I would recommend that your husband gets vaccinated against rabies.  All of my staff at the Health Department that handle potential rabid animal specimens have been vaccinated, including me!  It is recommended for anyone that has an increased chance in coming in contact with animals that are known carriers of the disease such as raccoons, fox, bats, cats, coyotes, and dogs.  It sounds like your husband is a perfect candidate for the vaccination. 
 

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