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Rabies Vaccine Challenge Study

A fund has been set up to support a long-term Rabies Vaccine Challenge Study. Pets were typically vaccinated annually but studies indicate that the one year rabies vaccine is actually effective for three years and possibly even longer. As a result many states have changed their laws and no longer require vaccination on an annual basis.


World-renown vaccine research scientist and practicing veterinarian, Dr. W. Jean Dodds of California, and pet vaccine disclosure advocate, Kris L. Christine of Maine, have established The Rabies Challenge Fund to raise money to fund a 7 year rabies vaccine challenge study in the United States.

In addition to the challenge study, the fund will finance a study of the adjuvants used in veterinary rabies vaccines and establish a rabies vaccine adverse reaction reporting system.

Rabies vaccination is the one immunization required by law across the country for domestic dogs and cats. Researchers believe this vaccine cause the most and worst adverse reactions in animals. The Rabies Challenge Fund has been founded to improve the safety of rabies vaccines and to determine, by challenge, if they confer immunity for 5, 6, or 7 years. *

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