How do you administer Imovax?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis consists of three 1.0 mL doses of Imovax Rabies vaccine administered intramuscularly, using a sterile needle and syringe, one injection per day on Days 0, 7, and 21 or 28. In adults and older children, the vaccine should be administered in the deltoid muscle.

How is rabies vaccine administered to dogs?

Dogs, Cats and Ferrets: Aseptically administer 1 mL subcutaneously. Dogs may be vaccinated intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Cattle and Sheep: Aseptically administer 2 mL intramuscularly.

What is the route of administration of anti rabies vaccine?

For adults, the vaccination should always be administered intramuscularly in the deltoid area (arm). For children, the anterolateral aspect of the thigh is also acceptable.

Where is the injection site for rabies in dogs?

Dogs receive the rabies injection on the right rear leg and receive the combination vaccine on the right front leg.

How do you reconstitute Imovax?

Instructions for vaccine reconstitution

  1. Luer-Lok™ syringe components (with plunger rod inserted)
  2. Step 1: Remove plastic cover from the vial.
  3. Step 2: Screw the plunger rod into the syringe, if it is provided separately.
  4. Step 5: Reconstitute the freeze-dried vaccine by injecting the diluent from the syringe into the vial.

How long is Imovax good for?

If you have a continued risk of exposure to rabies, you may need to receive the preventive vaccine series every 2 years. If you work around live rabies virus, such as in a laboratory or a vaccine production area, you may need a booster vaccine every 6 months.

Can I give my dog rabies vaccine at home?

However, by law you cannot administer a rabies vaccine at home. They must be given by a Veterinarian. Many pets therefore go without a rabies vaccine and their exposure to such a deadly virus is imminent. Rabies is a spread primarily through wild animals like bats, opossums, and raccoons.

What happens if my dog gets 2 rabies shots?

While there may be no adverse effects right away, it isn’t ideal to vaccinate a dog twice. If we allow unnecessary vaccinations, our dogs may suffer from allergic reactions, autoimmune diseases, behavioral changes, and rarely, death.

When should anti rabies be administered?

Currently recommended guidance for rabies PEP outside the United States, in order of preference, includes the following: Two-site intradermal (ID) vaccine administration on days 0, 3, and 7. One-site IM vaccine administration on days 0, 3, 7 and the fourth dose between days 14 and 28 (same as in the United States)

Where do you inject in the deltoid?

The correct injection site is in the middle one-third of this triangle (ie, in the center of the deltoid muscle, midway between the acromion and the deltoid tuberosity).

What is the difference between Imovax and RabAvert?

Following reconstitution IMOVAX® Rabies is a clear or slightly opalescent red to purplish red suspension while RabAvert® is a clear to slightly opalescent colorless to slightly pink solution. Neither vaccine contains any preservative and should be used immediately after reconstitution or discarded.