Two versions of this vaccine are available – injectable and oral. The injectable version is given as a single dose. The oral version requires four doses – take one capsule taken every other day which takes 7 days to complete. Pricing is the same to complete either version.
Dukoral (single dose)
A single dose is required as a booster for patients who have used Dukoral more than 3 months ago but less than 5 years. The single dose must be taken at least 7 days before travel.
A single dose provides 10 year immunity, effective 10 days from vaccination date. Polaris Travel Clinic and Pharmacy in Airdrie is a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and will provide documentation of your yellow fever immunization that should be carried while travelling.
A series of three doses is required to complete the pre-exposure series. These doses are given initially, 7 days later, and 21 days after initial dose. Additional doses would be required if bitten or exposed to rabies. Consult with a physician immediately if this occurs.
Two ways to do rabies: intramuscular and intradermal:
Intramuscular – dose of 1ml given into deltoid muscle. The usual method of vaccinating for rabies.
Intradermal – dose of 0.1ml given just under the skin. Same dosing schedule and approved by Health Canada, but more cost effective. More info about our intradermal program here.
Usually given as a single dose