Can we kiss a person who is taking rabies vaccine?
Contact with someone who is receiving rabies vaccination does not constitute rabies exposure, does not pose a risk for infection, and does not require postexposure prophylaxis. Rabies virus becomes noninfectious when it dries out and when it is exposed to sunlight.
What should I watch after rabies vaccine?
Rare reactions to the rabies vaccine include:
- Hives, which appear as firm lumps all over the dog’s body and may or may not be itchy.
- Swollen face, muzzle and/or eyes.
- Severe pain or swelling at the injection site.
- Collapse or fainting.
Who should not take rabies vaccine?
These persons include veterinarians, animal handlers, or travelers who will spend more than 1 month in countries having a high rate of rabies infection, and persons who live, work, or take vacations in wild areas of the country where they are likely to come into contact with wild animals.
How do kittens react after shots?
In mild cases, which constitute the majority of allergic reactions to vaccines, cats may develop hives, itchiness, redness and swelling of the eyes, lips, and neck, and mild fever. Severe allergic reactions may cause breathing difficulties, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, pale gums, and collapse.
Is 1 month too late for rabies vaccine?
There have been instances when a person did not start rabies shots for months after an exposure because the exposure was never suspected. Once a person develops rabies symptoms it is too late to vaccinate against rabies!
Do kittens sleep a lot after shots?
Your kitten may be a little sleepy after their vaccine and you may notice a small lump at the site of the injection. This should resolve in 24-48 hours. Although adverse reactions to the vaccine are very rare, should your kitten become unwell after their vaccine, please let us know.