The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions
Travelers who want the
rabies vaccine (a three-shot series) should schedule
the first shot a minimum of 21 days before departure.
want the rabies vaccine and who also will be taking mefloquine or chloroquine
for malaria prevention should complete their rabies vaccinations before these
medicines are begun, because they may interfere with the antibody response to
the rabies vaccine. The postexposure rabies vaccine that is given can be given
with the antimalarial drugs without any problem.
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