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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

RHD Vaccine Information

How many doses is the RHD vaccine?

The vaccine is administered in 2 subcutaneous doses, 21 days apart and (according to preliminary reports) once a year thereafter to maintain the advertised efficacy.

How long after my bunny is vaccinated will the vaccine be effective?

Properly administered, Medgene’s vaccine will be fully effective 35 days after the first dose and 14 days after the second injection. Data on the booster is not yet available. The vaccine’s advertised efficacy requires both shots in the 2 dose regimen.

What are possible side effects to this new recombinant RHDV2 vaccine?

So far, Medgene safety testing studies report only rare instances of swelling at the injection site, which resolve within 48 hours. Other possible side effects are a temporary slight fever and/or lethargy for 1-2 days.

Veterinarians Offering Vaccination:


Radnor Veterinary Hospital

107 N. Aberdeen Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087

Penn Animal Hospital

881 W. Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA 19390

Exotic Animal Hospital of Philadelphia

1920 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

2nd Street Animal Hospital

All Pets Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Kimberly Bowers, VMD

4017 Garrett Road

Drexel Hill, PA 19026

(484) 461-7520


Companion Animal Veterinary Associates, LLC

5360 Summit Bridge Road
Suites 2 & 3
Middletown, DE 19709

Middletown Veterinary Hospital

366 Warwick Road
Middletown, DE 19709

New Jersey

All Creatures Veterinary Care Center

352 Greentree Rd #1867
Sewell, NJ 08080


Chadwell Animal Center

3004 Emmorton Rd
Abingdon, MD 21009

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