Immune status Exposure category HRIG Dose 1 (day 0) Dose 2 (day 3) Dose 3 (day 7) Dose 4 (day 14) Dose 5 (day 28)
Immunocompetent Category II terrestrial animals Not needed Yes Yes Yes Yes Not needed
Category II bats and any category III Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not needed
Mildly immunocompromised Any category II or III Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Severely immunocompromised Any category II or III Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

HRIG = human rabies immunoglobulin

Deviations of a few days from this schedule are probably unimportant.13

Severely immunocompromised refers to people for whom live vaccines are contraindicated. See People who are immunocompromised.

Last updated: 
27 September 2021
Last reviewed: 
27 September 2021

Definitions

HRIG
human rabies immunoglobulin