Viewer Question:Should I receive rabies vaccination before traveling to another country?
Doctor's Response:In some developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, dog rabies may be common and preventive treatment for rabies may be difficult to obtain.
Preexposure vaccination is suggested if:
If you are traveling to a rabies-endemic country (a country with constant rabies), you should consult your health care provider or a travel clinic about the possibility of receiving preexposure vaccination against rabies.
This response is based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2002