- Only modern tissue culture vaccines (MTCVs) and IM routes are recommended for both
‘post-exposure’ and ‘pre-exposure’ prophylaxis in office practice
- Post-exposure prophylaxis is recommended following a significant contact with dogs, cats, cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, horses, camels, foxes, jackals, monkeys, mongoose, bears and others. Rodent bites do not require post exposure prophylaxis in India.
- Post-exposure prophylaxis:
- MTCVs are recommended for all category II and III bites.
Dose: 1.0 ml intramuscular (IM) in antero-lateral thigh or deltoid (never in gluteal region) for Human Diploid Cell Vaccine (HDCV), Purified Chick Embryo Cell (PCEC) vaccine, Purified Duck