Post Exposure Rabies

Have you been exposed to Rabies?

If you have travelled outside the U.K and have been bitten, scratched or licked over broken skin or on the face by a mammal, you should:

  • Immediately and thoroughly wash the area for 15 minutes using soap & water/detergent or povidone-iodine
  • Gather as much information about the animal as possible
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible ideally within 24 hours as you will require further vaccination, even if you have had a complete course of vaccine prior to travelling

All travellers with a possible exposure to rabies should discuss their situation with a health care professional.  

If you can’t get through to Well Travelled Clinics you should contact your GP or urgent care service.

Well Travelled Clinics is a designated centre for dealing with post exposure rabies.  We keep rabies immunoglobulin and standard rabies vaccine in stock at all times.

Post exposure treatment is available free on the NHS at the travel clinic by prior arrangement – ring us on 0151 705 3223 to arrange to come in for post-exposure rabies vaccines.

You can get more information from Public Health England on Post Exposure Rabies.