3.1.10. What personnel should administer pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis?

Medical personnel trained in the administration of vaccines, primary wound care and administration of RIG. In particular, they should understand that all wounds require proper wound care and that RIG should be administered to all cleaned bite wounds prior to suturing. Furthermore, medical personnel should be aware that wound suturing is not advisable if avoidable and in cases where necessary then RIG should be administered. Personnel responsible for administering rabies vaccine intradermally should have received specific training in this method of administration.

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RIG = Rabies Immunoglobulin

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