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Pre-exposure prophylaxis against rabies in children: safety of purified chick embryo cell rabies vaccine (Vaxirab N) when administered by intradermal route.

Authors
  • Ravish, Haradanahalli S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
10
Issue
2
Pages
319–320
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4161/hv.26756
PMID: 24126013
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

WHO recommends that children living in highly endemic regions be considered for pre-exposure prophylaxis with rabies vaccine, since they will be at continual, frequent or increased risk of exposure to the animal bites. The recommendations will come from WHO only after it has been proven by many previous scientific studies among children which have shown that pre-exposure prophylaxis using Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine (PCECV) is safe and well tolerated. This has been mentioned in the discussion. The authors have not claimed/nor assumed in any part of their manuscript that they are the first to demonstrate the safety of purified chick embryo cell rabies vaccine when administered by intradermal route for pre-exposure prophylaxis against rabies in children.

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