2 years after a series of 3 shots
This vaccine is for people who will stay for long time in areas where rabies occurs, and where medical help is far away or bad. There is a higher risk for dog bites for travellers who are cycling in the (sub) tropics. Children are also at risk, so are also eligible for this vaccination.
Schedule: Rabies vaccination is a schedule of three vaccinations. They are normally given on days 0, 7 and 21. An adaptation of the schedule is possible. The protection is two years. After two years, it is possible to boost the vaccination again. For people who want to expand the vaccination time, our advise is to get a fourth vaccination after one year. Then you will have five years of protection, in stead of 2 years. For people with a high risk of exposure, it is recommended to do a blood control test.