This vaccine protects against rabies.
The vaccine is administered to a person who has been bitten by an animal that may have rabies, or who has a wound or mucous membrane that has come into contact with the animal’s saliva. It may also be given to someone who is at risk of being exposed to the rabies virus.
Rabies vaccine is safe. Most reactions are harmless and do not last long. Symptoms experienced after vaccination are not necessarily caused by the vaccine.
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As with any drug or biological product, an allergic reaction may occur. If a severe allergic reaction occurs, it begins within minutes and the person administering the vaccine will be able to treat it. That is why you are advised to remain at the clinic for at least 15 minutes after the vaccine is administered.
If you have any questions, ask the person administering the vaccine or contact Info-Santé (8-1-1) or your doctor.
To learn more
For more information about the rabies vaccine, you can consult the general fact sheet .