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.
Health Care providers or patients can contact:
- Sanofi Pasteur's Patient Assistance Program (providing Imogam® Rabies-HT and Imovax® Rabies as well as other vaccines) - Call 1 (866) 801-5655.
- Novartis' Patient Assistance Program for RabAvert® - Call 1 (800) 244-7668 or apply online at RabAvert® Patient Assistance Program .