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As many as 6% of people receiving booster doses of rabies vaccine (HDCV) as part of a pre- or postexposure vaccination regimen experience an allergic reaction. The reaction is rare in people receiving first-time (primary) immunization.1 Symptoms include:
These symptoms are never life-threatening. If symptoms are serious, other vaccines such as RVA or PCEC can be given instead of HDCV on the same schedule.
Last Revised: August 27, 2012
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