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About the Rabies Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to Abbeydale Pharmacy, your trusted healthcare provider in Sheffield. Located at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, we offer the Rabies vaccine to protect you from this potentially fatal disease. Here, we provide detailed information about the Rabies vaccine, its importance, and symptoms to watch out for.


What is Rabies?


Rabies is a viral infection that affects the central nervous system, leading to brain inflammation and, ultimately, death if untreated. The virus is typically transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal, such as dogs, bats, raccoons, and other wild animals. Rabies is present on every continent except Antarctica, with the highest risk in Asia and Africa.


Importance of the Rabies Vaccine


The Rabies vaccine is a crucial preventive measure for individuals who are at risk of exposure to the rabies virus. Vaccination before potential exposure (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and after a possible exposure (post-exposure prophylaxis) significantly reduces the risk of developing rabies.


Symptoms of Rabies


According to TravelHealthPro, the symptoms of rabies can progress rapidly once they appear, and they include:

  • Initial Symptoms:

    • Fever

    • Headache

    • General weakness or discomfort

  • Progressive Symptoms:

    • Insomnia

    • Anxiety

    • Confusion

    • Partial paralysis

    • Hallucinations

    • Agitation

    • Excessive salivation

    • Difficulty swallowing

    • Fear of water (hydrophobia) due to difficulty swallowing


If you suspect you have been exposed to rabies, seek immediate medical attention.


Who Should Get the Rabies Vaccine?


  • Travelers: Individuals traveling to areas where rabies is common, especially if they will be in contact with animals or lack access to immediate medical care.

  • Veterinarians and Animal Handlers: People who work with animals, particularly in regions where rabies is prevalent.

  • Laboratory Workers: Individuals who work with the rabies virus in research or diagnostic labs.

  • Outdoor Enthusiasts: Those who engage in activities such as caving, hiking, or camping in areas with high rabies exposure risk.


Vaccine Schedule


The Rabies vaccine is administered as follows:

  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis:

    • Three doses on days 0, 7, and 21 or 28.

  • Post-exposure Prophylaxis:

    • If previously vaccinated: Two doses on days 0 and 3.

    • If not previously vaccinated: Four doses on days 0, 3, 7, and 14, along with rabies immunoglobulin on day 0.


Safety and Side Effects


The Rabies vaccine is safe and well-tolerated. Common side effects are generally mild and may include pain and redness at the injection site, headache, nausea, and muscle aches. Serious side effects are very rare.


Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield


For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy at 713 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BE, is your convenient destination for receiving the Rabies vaccine. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care, ensuring you are well-protected.

Contact Us


For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your Rabies vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy. We are here to support you in making informed decisions about your health.

Explore our other resources and educational materials available on our website to learn more about Rabies and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your Rabies vaccine today.






Additional Services


At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice and vaccinations tailored to your destination.


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