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What is the rabies vaccine?

The rabies vaccine is a prescription injection used to prevent infection with rabies in people who have encountered or may encounter rabid animals. It works similarly to other virus vaccines by helping the body build up immunity to the virus naturally.

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Are there any risks associated with receiving the rabies vaccine?
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The risks associated with receiving the rabies vaccine are considered minimal compared with the bene...
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Is there a generic version of the rabies vaccine?
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Rabies vaccine is not available as a generic at this time. It is available under the brand names Imo...
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Who should receive the rabies vaccine?
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Rabies vaccine should be given only to people who have reason to think they are in danger of becomin...
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What should I avoid after receiving the rabies vaccine?
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Your doctor may recommend that you avoid taking immunosuppressive drugs, such as anti-malarials, ami...
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