This rabies vaccine short course is part of the ‘Health Academy Short Course’ series and provides clinicians with specific information related to Rabies and Rabies vaccines available in the UK.
So who is this rabies vaccine short course suitable for?
This course is suitable for any experienced vaccinators who’s role will involve administering rabies containing vaccines. Therefore this could include immunisation nurses, practice nurses, pharmacists or any healthcare professional, or healthcare support worker administering vaccines.
What have we included in this short course?
We have designed the vaccine short courses to cover all the key information for understanding the fundamentals of the disease, and the available vaccines. Therefore this course includes information on the live vaccine and it’s risks. You should complete the course in approximately 60 minutes.
- Introduction to arthropod-borne diseases
- The 5 Ts of rabies: Type – Type of organism and type of disease, Transmission route – How does the traveller become infected, Treatment & prevention – What treatments and preventative measures are available pre and post infection, Traveller’s Risk – What factors increase a traveller’s risk & Take home message – Key message for the traveller
- rabies vaccines
So what’s not included in this rabies vaccine short course?
We also recommend completing a comprehensive Fundamentals of Travel Health course if you are going to be delivering a travel health service. This is in line with Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service (RGPSG, 2020).
Further travel health related short courses are also available here.