Centre Wildlife Care is providing rabies vaccines for people...
We invite anyone who wants to get rabies vaccines such as rehabilitators, volunteers, shelter workers, veterinary staff, pre-vet students or anyone who wants to get rabies vaccines. If you want to work with “rabies vectors” (raccoons, foxes, skunks, coyotes, bats & ground hogs) at a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility, rabies vaccines are required in addition to RVS training. Rabies vaccines is typically not required to work with other species of wildlife at a wildlife center.
Centre Wildlife Care (CWC) is offering the pre-exposure rabies vaccine series and boosters…see dates below. You must be available for all three dates to get the pre-exposure vaccine.
Please don’t sign up for both the series and booster.
Payment & Signup deadline – May 10th You must sign up and pay for rabies vaccines IN ADVANCE so we know how much vaccine to order and we can pay for it!
You MUST be available for all three dates and times to get the series. We split a vial among 9 people and once the vial is reconstituted (mixed), it must be used right away.
$80 for a booster) – It is recommended to only get a booster if you have previously had rabies vaccines but a low titer. Most people don’t need to get a booster because rabies vaccines can provide protection (adequate titer) for decades.
Payment & Signup deadline – May 10th
(We may have space available after may 10th...check with us)
Port Matilda Sportsman Assoc.
8413 S. Eagle Valley Road, Port Matilda, PA 16870
Payment & Signup deadline – May 10th
You must sign up and pay for rabies vaccines IN ADVANCE, so we know how many vaccines to order, and we can pay for it!
You MUST be available for all three dates and times to get the series. We split a vial among nine people, and once the vial is reconstituted (mixed), we need to use it right away.
We will keep a waiting list for anyone that expresses interest after the deadline, and we will try very hard to accommodate everyone. If you cancel, we can only refund your money if someone on the waiting list replaces your reservation. Remember, we must order and pay for the vaccine in advance.
Who will be doing the vaccines?
Scott Camazine MD will be ordering the vaccines.
Sue Ellen Grego RN (CWC volunteer) will administer the injections.
The vaccine is so inexpensive because we split a 1 ml vial among nine people by giving 0.1 cc ID (intradermal) instead of 1 cc IM (intramuscular) injection.
If you go to your doctor, the cost for rabies vaccines will probably be over $1000 for the pre-exposure series. Usually, insurance does not cover pre-exposure vaccines but will cover post-exposure vaccines. CWC offers the opportunity to keep the cost down and for your convenience. And, of course, we want our volunteers to have rabies vaccines.
Everyone that gets the above series should have a titer done at least three weeks after the third shot. This is a blood draw to check and see if your level of antibodies to the rabies virus is adequate. A very small percentage of people do not obtain an adequate titer. Your family doctor should be able to do that for you. If you have had the rabies vaccines previously, you should have a titer done every two years. That is the only way to know if your antibodies to rabies are adequate.
Your group can also send serum directly to the lab for titers: www.vet.ksu.edu/rabies.
Pay and include the following information: Name, email, phone & birthdate.
For assistance or guidance on human rabies exposure, call the health department. 877-PAHEALTH (available 24/7)
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Post exposure protocol for persons who had prophylactic https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/medical_care/vaccine.html
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