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Rabies prevention: centers supplied with vaccine have been identified in the regions – Ministry of Health


Apr 9, 2024

In each region, anti-rabies care centers have been identified that are supplied with the rabies vaccine.

The Ministry of Health reports this, Ukrinform reports.

“Everyone can receive free medical care in case of a bite or suspected infection. To do this, a person needs to go to a medical institution that provides anti-rabies care; in the health care system, anti-rabies care centers have been identified at the level of medical institutions in each region: they are provided with vaccines, the doctors of the centers provide medical assistance to patients who come in case of bites, scratches, or salivation by animals; carry out primary processing; prescribe and carry out a course of rabies vaccinations if necessary. The doctor will assess the situation, the amount of anti-rabies assistance -; prescribe only a course of vaccination against rabies or, if necessary, combine vaccination with the administration of rabies immunoglobulin, – explains Deputy Minister, Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Igor Kuzin.

To find out where anti-rabies care centers operate in your region or place of residence, you can use the contacts at the link or contact the Ministry of Health contact center at 0 800 60 20 19.

All regions are supplied with rabies vaccine; it is free of charge for patients. According to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, in 2023, more than 56 thousand people applied for anti-rabies help and almost 22 thousand of them received vaccinations. bitten by animals with rabies, animals suspected of having rabies, or unknown animals. Further revaccination is carried out according to the scheme of therapeutic and prophylactic immunization.

The Ministry of Health reminded that even the contact of an animal’s saliva on damaged skin can be an indication for starting treatment. Rabies vaccinations prevent rabies in 96% of cases. Typically, the vaccination schedule consists of 5 vaccinations: day 0 (the day you see the doctor), and then on the third, seventh, fourteenth and twenty-eighth days. As reported, last week the State Enterprise “Medical Procurement”; delivered tetanus antitoxin and rabies immunoglobulin/antitoxin to the regions in the amount of UAH 2.3 million.


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