How Much Does a Rabies Shot Cost for Humans?

A rabies shot for a human being is generally offered to those who are planning on traveling outside of the United States.  Many doctors, as well as health experts, will recommend you get this shot as a precaution to many of the foreign diseases in countries such as Asia.  Also, it may be required that veterinarians, animal handlers and lab workers may also be required to receive this vaccination.  At this time, however, this vaccine isn’t required to enter any country, but most experts will note you should highly consider it if you’re going to a country susceptible to this disease.

The needle by Dr PS Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah, on Flickr
The needle” (CC BY 2.0) by Dr PS Sahana * Kadamtala Howrah

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Average Reported Cost: $5697.8

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Less Expensive $1 $1.5K $3K $5K $6.5K More Expensive $8k

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  1. Jill (Bettendorf,  Iowa) paid $14,500.00 and said:

    My insurance company was billed $14,500.00 for my series of vaccines. Saw one ER Doctor for 5 minutes. Furious!

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. N (Atlanta,  Georgia) paid $0 and said:

    I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about this shot. Thankfully my insurance picked up the tab and I paid nothing. I had Aetna insurance.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. Carlos (San Diego,  California) paid $14500 and said:

    Valley Baptist Hospital $14,500

    Thailand $8

    Was it worth it? Yes

  4. Christina Erickson (Tampa Bay,  Florida) paid $8975 and said:

    My doctor sent me to Emergency and charged $8,975 just for the Immunoglobulin shot and the first dose. Don’t let cost deter you: your life depends on it.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  5. Peter (Mt Laurel,  Colorado) paid $5000 and said:

    I was charged 5000 dollars for initial shots then 300 dollars each for 4 follow ups.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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