Posted: January 20, 2008 Filed under: Lotsa Lhasa Info
In the past two days I’ve received emails from two different people about Rabies vaccinations. Katy has a wealth of knowledge on the subject, along with very strong opinions. Click Katy and Ken’s Critter Advocacy in the left hand column for resources. Katy, to follow the latest on the research funded by the Rabies Challenge Fund, where would one go?
Here’s my response to which is safer, the one year or three year vaccination:
I’m a minimalist when it comes to vaccinating and, with current research being done into the Rabies vaccinations…whew! Your question is loaded. Unless you’re willing to break your state’s laws however, you will need to vaccinate her. Which is safer? Hummm…. The yearly shot is a killed virus. The 3 year shot is a modified live virus. Both contain ‘other things’ as preservatives. Killed is suppose to be less harmful than modified live…but it’s given more often which probably ups the chances of a reaction to ‘other things’.
When I have to vaccinate for Rabies (health certificate, shipping) I select the 3 year shot. That’s not to say it doesn’t make me nervous!
This is a good article to start with, especially if you’re new to alternative thinking regarding vaccination.