Anti-Rabies Center - Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis

The Anti-Rabies Center-Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis-attends to anyone who has been in contact with an animal that may transmit rabies, either in France or abroad. Rabies is a deadly disease and treatment needs to be started as soon as possible. The medical team will see any patients at risk, immediately following rabies exposure, or wishing to continue a course of treatment started abroad.



Please remember to bring:

  • your health booklet (carnet de santé);
  • your immunization record (carnet de vaccinations);
  • your carte vitale healthcare card or social security certificate. 

Open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm (by appointment, +33 (0)1 45 68 80 88)

Please see the calendar showing the days the Institut Pasteur Medical Center is closed. (PDF, only available in French)



All mammals can spread rabies.
Post-exposure rabies treatment should be started as soon as possible after exposure. It involves several vaccinations, sometimes with serum therapy. The vaccines currently used are highly effective and well tolerated.


Post-exposure rabies treatment is only available in France at an anti-rabies center that has been accredited by the French Health Ministry.
List of anti-rabies treatment centers (PDF – 59kB)
List of hospitals and clinics with rabies facilities (PDF – 17kB)


Travelers should be aware that although rabies in animals is on the decline in France and Western Europe, it is still prevalent on every other continent.
Pre-exposure vaccination may therefore be recommended depending on your destination.
Find out more about rabies.
You can also contact the National Reference Center (CNR) for Rabies, which issues bulletins on the epidemiology and prophylaxis of rabies in France. (in French)
See the opening times and details on how to make an appointment at the Institut Pasteur Medical Center.  (in French)


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