Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis: guidelines

Guidelines for requesting rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis for individuals with an increased risk of rabies exposure.


Rabies: guidelines for requesting pre-exposure prophylaxis

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This guidance provides a practical guide to completing the pre-exposure request form for individuals who may have an increased risk of rabies exposure and therefore are recommended to receive rabies pre-exposure vaccination paid for by the Department of Health.

Risk assessment and provision of the vaccine is through PHE’s Rabies and Immunoglobulin Service (RIgS) at PHE National Infection Service, Colindale.

Published 16 August 2017
Last updated 21 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidelines for pre-exposure rabies vaccine.
  2. First published.