What type of side effects are more frequent with rabies vaccine than with other vaccines?
And Dr. Dodds and Schultz are now doing a Rabies Challenge Study to see how long rabies vaccine actually provides immunity. It is funded by donations because the drug companies wouldn't fund something that would possibly make them less money. Drs Dodds and Schultz expect they will find rabies vaccine provides immunity for at least 7 years, and possibly for life. Since rabies is the vaccine with the most reported side effects (because it crosses the blood brain barrier), this is an important study. The drug companies won't fund studies that cost them money and then ultimately prove vaccines don't have to be done every year unless they are forced into it...so the public needs to be educated and to support these types of studies. People don't need to vaccinated every year for most vaccines...why should dogs if the immunity lasts?