AN UPDATE ON RABIES IN SOUTH AFRICA
COMMUNICATED BY: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
In April 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published their revised position on rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulins (Available from: http://www.who.int/entity/rabies/resources/who_wer9316/en/index.html).
This document summarises the current recommended regimens for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for rabies in South Africa as of January 2020.
Updated: 03 March 2020
Rabies - Frequently asked questions
Updated: 21 September 2017
General travel health advice for travelling to South Africa, including routine and recommended vaccinations. Details on - Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Rabies
Updated 06 July 2016
You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.
If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.