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Rabies in S.C.

Rabies Treatment, Help with Payment

If you are ever bitten or scratched by an animal that could have rabies, your health care provider will give you a series of shots over a 14-day period. The shots are given in a muscle, usually in the upper arm. They are extremely effective at preventing rabies if given as soon as possible after a bite/exposure.

Payment Assistance for Medicines: Rabies Treatment

Patient assistance programs that provide medications to uninsured or underinsured patients are available for rabies vaccine and immune globulin.

Healthcare providers or patients can contact:


Contact the DHEC Immunization Division at 803-898-0460