rabies vaccination at home

what is rabies?

Rabies is a deadly disease caused primarily by the rabies virus. Rabies causes inflammation of the human brain followed by coma and then death. Rabies can only be diagnosed after the symptoms show themselves and once the symptoms appear, there is high probability of death. Hence, if bitten by an infected animal, the person should seek treatment quickly, as treatment works best before the appearance of the symptoms.

There are two types of rabies;

Encephalitic rabies – Also known as furious rabies, it is the most common form of rabies found in humans and results in hyperactivity and hydrophobia.

Paralytic rabies – This form of rabies is also referred to as dumb rabies and causes  paralysis but it is pretty rare in humans.

rabies causes

The prime rabies cause in humans is the bite or scratches of a rabies virus infected animal. A person can also get infected by the rabies virus if the saliva of an infected animal gets in contact with an open wound or gets in the body through the mouth and eyes. People working with bats or who live in areas where rabies is common form the high risk group of people and should get a rabies vaccine to secure themselves against the virus.

Rabies virus can affect a person in two ways;

It either enters directly into the peripheral nervous system and then migrates to the brain

Or it can replicate within the muscle tissue and then sneaks into the nervous system through the neuromuscular junction

rabies treatment

The effectiveness of the rabies treatment depends upon the time of medical intervention, before the symptoms appear, because once the symptoms appear then it could lead to death as there is no rabies cure available once the symptom shows itself.

The best rabies cure is seeking treatment as soon as being bitten or scratched by an animal or for that matter coming in contact with an infected animal’s saliva. A person should not even wait for the diagnosis and seek treatment for rabies immediately, which includes getting an immune globulin rabies injection near the site of the animal bite. After this the person would be given a series of rabies injection vaccines over the period of next 2 to four weeks to help the body fight with the rabies virus whenever it finds it.

anti rabies vaccine

Anti rabies vaccine is a  vaccination meant to prevent rabies.  There are several types of anti rabies vaccines available and are all safe and effective.  These anti rabies vaccine are meant to provide protection against rabies disease before and for some time after being exposed to the rabies virus via a dog bite or bat bite. The rabies vaccine is administered via an injection and the anti rabies injection usually provide protection for a long time once the anti rabies injection full course has been completed.

People under high exposure risk to the virus are recommended to get rabies vaccination before potential exposure. The rabies vaccine is safe to use and can be safely administered across all age groups.

After being potentially exposed to the rabies virus, rabies vaccination is administrated along with rabies immunoglobulin.

rabies vaccine side effects

The rabies vaccine is typically safe to use, however, in some cases the rabies injection can show a few side effects. These anti rabies vaccine side effects are;

  • Pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the injection site are common reactions to the rabies vaccine.
  • Headache and dizziness may occur as mild side effects of the rabies vaccination.
  • Nausea and stomach pain can be experienced temporarily after receiving the rabies vaccine.
  • Muscle pain is another potential side effect that may occur after receiving the rabies vaccine.
  • If someone experiences allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, tongue, lips, or throat after the first rabies vaccine shot, it’s important to discontinue the rapid vaccine dose.

anti rabies vaccine schedule

The pre – exposure dose of anti rabies vaccine schedule is as follows;

  • Rabies vaccine dose 1 should be administered as soon as possible after exposure to rabies.
  • Rabies vaccination dose 2 to be administered after 7 days of dose 1
  • Dose 3 of the rabies vaccination is given after 21 to 28 days of the first dose

Rabies vaccination after exposure consists of four doses. The post exposure anti rabies vaccine schedule is as follows;

  • First rabies vaccine dose to be given immediately after being bitten or getting in contact with the saliva of an infected animal
  • The second dose is given on the third day
  • The third dose is given on the 7th day from the first dose
  • The final rabies vaccine dose is given on the 14th day of the first dose

How Can We Help?

Rabies is an extremely dangerous disease and India has many cases of this disease and deaths due to this disease, because of the presence of a large number of stray dogs. As such it is better to be safe than getting infected and seeking treatment. To help you get this important anti rabies vaccine near you at home, we offer rabies injection at home. Our doctors will come to your doorstep to administer this rabies vaccination and its booster shot to you and/or your loved one within the comfort of your home.  So if you need a rabies vaccine at home just give us a call to book a rabies vaccine shot appointment and we will provide you all the doses of the rabies vaccine at your home and would also educate you about it.

With Portea, you’re not just getting the best prices of rabies vaccination at home, you’re gaining a partner in your journey to recovery and well-being. We also offer a range of superior healthcare services, including doctor consultations, medical equipment, nursing care, physiotherapy, diagnostics and dedicated trained attendants. Rely on us for top-tier healthcare solutions tailored to your requirements.


Is it possible to receive the anti-rabies vaccine without experiencing a bite incident? 

Both bite and non-bite exposures warrant the combined administration of HRIG and vaccine, irrespective of the time elapsed since exposure and treatment initiation. Individuals who have undergone previous vaccination or are undergoing pre-exposure vaccination for rabies should exclusively receive the vaccine.

Is it necessary to receive the rabies vaccine following a dog bite at home? 

Post-exposure rabies prophylaxis (PEP) is mandatory in cases of dog, cat, or other animal bites suspected to be rabid or infected with rabies, particularly if the bite has broken the skin and caused bleeding.

Are two doses of the rabies vaccine sufficient?

 It is recommended to administer two doses of the rabies vaccine on days 0 and 7. Depending on your risk level, additional blood tests or a booster dose may be recommended within three years following the initial two doses. For further information, consult your healthcare provider.

Does the rabies vaccine provide lifelong immunity?

Administration of two shots, spaced one week apart, is likely to offer protection against rabies for at least three years. A third vaccination received at least three weeks but less than three years after the initial dose is likely to grant lifelong immunity.

How is the rabies virus neutralized? 

The likelihood of virus transmission through intact skin exposed to infectious tissue or fluids is minimal. Rabies is not spread via contaminated objects like clothing or bedding. The rabies virus is delicate and can be eliminated through desiccation (drying out), exposure to ultraviolet light, and the use of standard disinfectants.

What cities offer rabies vaccination services directly to your home?

You can have the rabies vaccine at home in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and across other leading tier 1 and tier 2 cities. Access rabies vaccination services at home through Portea Medical Equipment by searching online for “rabies vaccine near me,”or “rabies vaccine for humans near me,” and have the vaccine administered at your home

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