Countries At Risk

Rabies occurs worldwide with the exception of Antarctica. Low risk areas include North America, Australia, Europe and Japan with the rest of the world being medium to high risk

Risk Map

Travel Precautions

It is important to avoid touching or petting any animals while abroad. Make sure any cuts and open wounds are bandaged up.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of rabies may take a while to develop and include tingling and itchiness at the site of infection, fever, an irrational fear of water and aggressive behavior. Once symptoms present however the disease is nearly always fatal.

The Vaccination

The rabies vaccination consists of three doses over 21 days. Once the first vaccination is completed the second vaccination is done 7 days later and the third dose 14 days after the second dose. If you are short of time before travelling there is an accelerated course of the vaccine which includes the 3 doses over 7 days (Day 0, 3 and 7). If you do come into contact with an animal that has bitten or scratched you it is vital to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

If you have not had any pre-exposure rabies vaccination then you must seek medical attention within 24 hours. If the three vaccinations were completed before travel then it is still vital to seek medical attention however it gives you an extra 24 hours to get to hospital and you only require two extra vaccinations compared to five vaccinations plus a blood transfusion if no vaccinations were completed beforehand.

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Popular Vaccines

Find out everything about these popular vaccines we can provide at the Ealing Travel Clinic.

  • Chickenpox
  • Cholera
  • Dengue Fever Vaccine (Qdenga)
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis B
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • MMR
  • Polio
  • Private Covid Vaccine
  • Rabies
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

Vaccine not listed? Don’t worry, we can provide any travel vaccine. Contact us for more information.

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