Rabies Vaccine in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
      
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Vaccine, Rabies
CATEGORY: C
Inactivated virus vaccine.

Pregnancy is not considered a contraindication to postexposure prophylaxis [1,2 ]
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible [3,4].

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1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Rabies Prevention–United States, 1991: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR 40 (No. RR-3): 11-12, 1991.
2. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No. RR-1): 20-21, 1994.
4.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication. Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model list of Essential Drugs. pp 23-24 World Health Organization, 2002. 20 Avenue Appia ,1211 Geneva ,Switzerland
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Created: 11/27/2002
Last Update: 11/30/2003

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