Vaccinated people have evidence of a completed recommended pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis regimen at any time in the past, or have a documented VNAb (rabies virus neutralising antibody) titre of >0.5 IU per mL at any time in the past. For those with a history of partial immunisation, see Incomplete pre-exposure prophylaxis schedule.
|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||Any category II or III||Not needed||Yes||Yes||Not needed||Not needed||Not needed|
|Mildly immunocompromised||Any category II or III||Not needed||Yes||Yes||Not needed||Not needed||Not needed|
|Severely immunocompromised||Any category II or III||Not needed||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.
- international units
- human rabies immunoglobulin
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/resources/handbook-tables/table-vaccinated-people-post-exposure-rabies-prophylaxis-based-on-immune.