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More than 500 given intradermal rabies vaccination

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Kathmandu

More than 500 people have been administered intradermal rabies vaccination at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, since it was introduced in the hospital since July 16.

This vaccination against rabies is used to prevent the development of clinical rabies, usually following the bite of an animal suspected of having rabies.

This new rabies vaccination is given in the dermis and epidermis of human skin. The intradermal route is widely used for the administration of rabies vaccine.

Before this new vaccine was introduced in the hospital, the vaccines were delivered by the intramuscular or subcutaneous routes using needle and syringe.

Though intramuscular vaccination is necessary for elderly and children and those with lower immunity, the hospital has not stopped the use of intramuscular vaccination.

 August 13, 2017