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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Rabies for Health Care Providers

Rabies is an ongoing health concern for anyone who interacts with animals. As a health care provider, you play a key role in communicating the risks of rabies, as well as providing response to suspected rabies exposure.

What to do When Treating Rabies

If you are treating a patient who has a suspected exposure to rabies, the Ministry of Health provides post-exposure vaccine free of charge. We deliver this vaccine to your office or the hospital, as it must be administered in a health care setting.

Please remind patients to report animals bites and scratches by displaying our Reporting Reminder poster in your office.

If you are providing post-exposure prophylaxis, report to Public Health by completing the Scratching/Biting Incident Report.

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Need More Information About Rabies for Health Care Providers?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.

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