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Protect Yourself: Biscot Pharmacy Offers The Rabies Vaccination
Is your travel activity likely to expose you to rabies?
Mar 2023
Protect Yourself: Biscot Pharmacy Offers The Rabies Vaccination
Rabies is typically spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite. Here are some common places where you can get infected with rabies:

  • Animal bites: The most common way to get infected with rabies is through a bite from an infected animal, such as a dog, cat, bats, raccoon, or skunk.
  • Scratch or lick from an infected animal: You can also get infected with rabies if the saliva from an infected animal gets into an open wound, scratch, or lick.
  • Contact with infected animal's brain or nervous tissue: In rare cases, you can get infected with rabies by coming into contact with the brain or nervous tissue of an infected animal.
  • Contact with a dead animal: You should avoid handling or touching dead animals as they can still transmit the virus.
  • Exposure during travel: If you travel to areas where rabies is common and come into contact with infected animals, you can be at risk of getting infected.
It's not just travellers who need the vaccine. Take a look below:

Jet-setters and Adventurers

Planning to travel to a destination where rabies is common? If you're staying for a month or more, or if access to medical care is limited, consider getting vaccinated. Outdoor enthusiasts participating in activities like running or cycling should also be protected. Start your vaccine course at least one month before departure.

Expectant Mothers

Pregnant women who have a higher chance of coming into contact with rabies and have limited access to medical assistance should receive a vaccination.

Workplace Warriors

Occupations that are at higher risk of exposure to rabies include veterinarians, animal handlers, wildlife biologists, and laboratory workers who handle the rabies virus. Additionally, people who work in jobs that require contact with potentially infected animals, such as animal control officers, zookeepers, and workers in the meat and livestock industry, may also be at higher risk of exposure to rabies. It's important for people in these occupations to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus and to receive appropriate vaccinations if necessary.
Where can I get a Rabies Vaccination in Luton?
Our rabies vaccine is available to keep you safe and secure. Remember, even if you've been vaccinated, seek immediate medical help if you're bitten or scratched by a potentially rabid animal.
Your GP surgery may offer the rabies vaccination, but you might need to cover the cost. Alternatively, you can visit us at the Biscot Pharmacy Luton Travel Clinic. Unlike the GP, we can book you in much quicker for your trip. Start your free consultation and let's get you booked in.

Rabies Vaccine Cost

Travellers usually pay for the rabies vaccine, which comes in three doses and costs around £70. As a result, the total cost of the course is £210.

Your employer should provide the vaccine free of charge for workplace vaccinations. Volunteer bat handlers should check with their doctor to see if they are eligible for a free vaccine. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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