The vaccine can induce immunity against rabies virus in recipients following immunization, it is used to protect against rabies.
Pre-exposure vaccination: The person at risk of contacting rabies virus shall be vaccinated following the pre-exposure schedule eg, laboratory personnel handling material contaminated with rabies virus, they should be vaccinated, done the serum test every 6 months, need another booster injection if the antibody titer in the serum is <0.5 IU/mL.
The vaccination is also necessary to the veterinarians and their assistants, animal feeders, gamekeepers, hunters, forestry workers, children in enzootic areas, travelers planning to stay in enzootic areas.
Post-exposure: The person is bitten or scratched by a rabid dog or other rabid animals. The treatment is adapted to the type of wound and status of the animal.