IAP Advisory Committee on Vaccines & Immunization(ACVIP) endorses the new schedule suggested by WHO in 2018 as below-
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (Pre-EP)is recommended in the following two situations.
• Children exposed to pets in home.
• Children identified to have a higher risk of being bitten by dogs.
Vaccine schedule recommended by WHO-
PRE- Exposure Prophylaxis
1-site vaccine administration on days 0 and 7 for intramuscular administration
POST Exposure prophylaxis,
A 4-dose scheduleof either of the following-
Intramuscular administration of vaccine on Days 0, 3, 7 and between day 14-28(Total doses=1+1+1+1=4)
2-sites intramuscular administration on day 0 followed by 1-site on days 7 and day 21(Total doses=2+1+1=4)
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