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.

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Average Reported Cost: $7458.71

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  1. Jill (Bettendorf,  Iowa) paid $14,500 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

  6. Suzan Farrell (New Hampton,  Iowa) paid $11250 and said:

    Provider: Mercy Medical Center North Iowa Hospital
    We have Tricare (32 years honorable Military Service) and they decide not to cover this medical procedure. We are on the second appeal so we will see what happens.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  7. W ill (ft. atkinson Wi,  Wisconsin) paid $12472 and said:

    Paid for by Medicare and my other Insurance. none profit ? seems they take
    advantage of Medicare to the max. seems something is a little off.
    Could have paid for a funeral for that price. Incident Jan 2017
    name with held . Better find a less expensive place .

    Was it worth it? Yes

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