Rabies Vaccinations

At Kennedys Pharmacy we offer immunisation with the rabies vaccine to individuals considered to be at risk of exposure to rabies, which can be transmitted through the bite, scratch or lick of an infected animal.  At Kennedy's Pharmacy, our primary objective is to safeguard the health and well-being of our customers by providing access to reliable and convenient rabies vaccination services.

For more information and advice for specific countries and protection please contact us by phone.

Always leave sufficient time (6 - 8 weeks) before your travel plans to receive your vaccination. As always, your health and safety should be a top priority.

Making a Travel Vaccination Appointment

Booking for this service is currently made by telephoning either of our pharmacies in Rasharkin or Dunloy. 

At present Travel Vaccines are offered mainly in our Rasharkin pharmacy with our pharmacist, Cara Murdock who has completed specialist training in Travel Health.

Tel: 028 2957 1124 (Rasharkin)

You can also leave your details with the form at the bottom and Cara will be in touch to help or get started!

At your initial consultation, Cara will advise you on what you need to do in order to meet the requirements for safe travel to your particular destination, as well as General Travel Health Advice and self-care. It would also be helpful to have the following information for this appointment:

  • Personal Details
  • Country of destination plus travel itinerary
  • Duration of travel
  • Medication history
  • Vaccination history

Rabies Vaccination: Important Information

Vaccination Timing: It is recommended to receive your first dose of the rabies vaccine ideally eight weeks before your travel to ensure sufficient time to complete the vaccination course.

Vaccination Course: The pre-exposure rabies vaccination course consists of three doses over 21 or 28 days.

Booster Shots: The requirement for booster doses is dependent on an individual’s indication for pre-exposure prophylaxis and the likely frequency of ongoing exposures. For example, individuals who work with animals or are at a higher risk may require more frequent booster shots. Consult with a healthcare professional for personalized recommendations.

Administration Method: The rabies vaccine is administered through an injection in the upper arm.

Side Effects: The rabies vaccine may cause mild side effects such as rash, a slight increase in body temperature, nausea, headache, or muscle aches. These side effects are generally temporary and resolve on their own.

Additional Precautions: It is important to avoid touching animals while abroad to minimize the risk of exposure to the rabies virus. In the event of a bite, scratch or lick by any animal, immediately wash the wound and seek prompt medical attention.

Disease Risk: Rabies is a typically fatal disease, with no known cure once symptoms manifest.

Prioritise your health and take the necessary precautions by availing our Rabies Vaccination service. Book an appointment today and ensure a safer travel experience.

Prices Per Vaccine

Prices are accurate from December 2023 but may fluctuate depending on cost prices at the time of consultation.





Diphtheria, tetanus and polio


Hepatitis A


Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B Paediatric


Hepatitis A and B combined


Japanese Encephalitis


Meningococcal ACWY




Tick-borne encephalitis




Yellow Fever



Anti-Malarial Tablets Priced per Prescription for duration of trip

Frequently Asked Questions 

How far in advance of travel should I get my travel vaccine?

It is best to check with the pharmacist as to when your vaccine course should commence. It is best to contact Cara as soon as possible so that we can ensure you receive the best protection whilst you are travelling allowing you to concentrate on enjoying your trip.

Is there a cost for the travel vaccination service?

There is a cost for your initial consultation and any additional cost will depend on your individual situation. The pharmacist will be able to advise.

Do you provide vaccine certificates?

Yes, certificate provision for Yellow Fever about which you will be advised. Our pharmacy is an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

List Of Travel Vaccination Services That We Offer

Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Rabies Vaccination
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Typhoid Vaccination

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Hepatitis B Vaccination
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Hepatitis A Vaccination
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Cholera Vaccination
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DTP Vaccination
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Japanese Encephalitis
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Tick Borne Encephalitis
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Malaria Prophylaxis
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Traveller's Diarrhoea
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Altitude Sickness
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