Rabies Vaccine (for Humans) We’ll help keep you safe at home or abroad. Book your visit online today! Rabies Vaccination Nationwide Travel Health Services Questions? Contact Us Today Rabies Vaccines Available Online Booking Options What Is Rabies? Rabies is a virus transmitted by infected animals. The majority of cases in the United States are from wild animals. But, some developing countries see rabies spread by strays and even domestic animals. The virus is almost always fatal once symptoms are present. If you have been bitten by an animal seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms can take weeks or months to start showing. These can include: General weakness or discomfort Prickling or itching sensation around the bite Late stage – delirium, abnormal behavior and hallucinations Rabies vaccination is the best way to prevent the virus. To schedule a rabies vaccination appointment at your local Passport Health, call or book online now. How Does Rabies Spread? Rabies spreads when infected saliva enters the bloodstream. Bites are the most common vector. Only mammals can be infected with the rabies virus. This means birds, insects and reptiles are immune to infection. The CDC has found some animals to pose a higher risk than others. Be sure to take extra precautions if coming in contact with: Racoons Skunks Foxes Stray or feral dogs and coyotes Several species of bats spread the virus. These species are found throughout the globe. Customer Reviews Passport Health Rabies Vaccination Overall rating: 4.9 stars – 10 reviews ❮❯ ★★★★★ “Great Experience““I came in to get a rabies shot for my travels to the Dominican Republic. I left with a wealth of knowledge and peace of mind for my trip.” Submitted by: Nicole ★★★★ “Pretty straight forward““I am going to Sri Lanka, so I googled “Rabies Vaccination” and this clinic came up. I am short on time, so I called, made an appointment for two days later, and I went and got my vaccination. Initially I was a little apprehensive about the whole process, but it was straight forward and ended up being exactly what I needed.” Submitted by: Greg ★★★★★ “Recent Visit““I recently visited Passport Health in preparation for my 3rd trip to India. This visit was pleasant and quick. I appreciated the review of my vaccination and health history, the discussion on what additional vaccinations made sense (like rabies), the review of the ‘traveler’s kit’ contents and other reminders. (ex.: mosquito repellent, eating DOs and DON’Ts, …) Thanks.” Submitted by: Mike ★★★★★ “Very informative staff““The nurse was very thorough in answering my questions and concerns. She advised me about immunizations I needed for India including rabies.” Submitted by: Delva ★★★★★ “Very positive experience““I went in for vaccinations before traveling to Thailand and India for work. They went through all the information very thoroughly and gave me a very helps for booklet full of information. Two vaccinations (rabies and typhoid) and a lot of knowledge later, I’m ready for my trip.” Submitted by: Amy ★★★★★ “Excellent Service““I am very impressed with the offerings and service provided. The woman I met with both times was very professional and provided me with all the information I needed for my upcoming trip to Senegal. I highly recommend Passport Health. I’ve also recommended Passport Health to a colleague and he’s visited your Houston location.” Submitted by: Dave ★★★★★ “Efficient and Informative““I’m traveling to China and the nurse in charge gave me all the details I needed to stay safe. I received three shots (typhoid, rabies and Japanese encephalitis) in the left shoulder and it was painless! Awesome job.” Submitted by: Keri ★★★★★ “Very detailed and informative““The nurse did an excellent job of preparing me for my first trip to Brazil. She is very friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to the vacinations and diseases like rabies or typhoid. I needed for going to another country. Thanks” Submitted by: Mischelle ★★★★★ “Fast and friendly with excellent advice““First time visitor… Sarah quickly called out the highest risks for my travel to Thailand, and helped come up with the best overall choice for my vaccination needs. This was not the “kitchen sink” approach to diseases like typhoid or rabies, which I appreciated!” Submitted by: David ★★★★★ “Excellent Tips““I plan to go to Ghana on a company trip and was given advise I had never considered before. I’ve traveled a lot but the expertise here was top notch. She was friendly, interesting, and gentle with the shots (including rabies). Will definitely start going here before I travel anywhere.” Submitted by: Beth When Should I Get a Rabies Vaccine? A rabies vaccine is usually recommended based on a traveler’s itinerary. If you plan on staying in a country with an elevated risk of rabies for more than two weeks, vaccination is recommended. It is believed up to 60,000 people die every year from rabies worldwide. You should receive your first pre-exposure rabies vaccine at least 28 days before your trip. Two booster doses are required within 28 days of the first dose. If you cannot complete all three doses before your trip, it is best to abstain from the vaccine. Post-exposure rabies vaccination is given after a bite or other potential contamination. If you believe you have been exposed to rabies, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Will I Need A Rabies Booster Shot? The timing for rabies boosters varies based on the type of rabies vaccine you are receiving. Pre-Exposure – Within 7 days of the first injection and 21 to 28 days after Post-Exposure – 3 days after the first injection, 7 days after and 14 days after If you do not complete the full set of doses, you are vulnerable to infection. If you are receiving post-exposure rabies vaccinations, missing a dose could allow the virus to spread in your body. Be sure to receive a rabies vaccine before a long term trip or if you have been exposed to the virus. Book an appointment at your local Passport Health by calling or schedule online now. Where Is Rabies Found? Rabies is present in every continent except Antarctica. But, some regions pose a greater threat than others. Over 95 percent of human rabies deaths are in Asia or Africa. Source: WHO Regions with an especially high risk include: Central America – Mexico and Nicaragua Southern Asia – India and Indonesia South America – Peru, Brazil and Ecuador Africa – Higher risk to safari travelers Eastern Europe – Russia and the Baltics Be sure to take precautions to avoid stray or wild animals in these areas. Vaccination may be recommended based on your itinerary. Where Can I Get a Rabies Vaccine? Both pre- and post-exposure rabies vaccinations are available at your local Passport Health. Call or book online now to schedule your appointment today.