If your rabbit received the RHDV2 vaccine on August 20th, please register for this clinic so your bunny can receive the second dose! Do not miss this dose! If this is your rabbit's first vaccine, it will need a booster vaccine in 21 days.
Cost: $60 per rabbit
We will be administering Medgene RHDV2 vaccines to rabbits at this vaccine clinic. We are not able to reschedule missed appointments at this time, so please make sure to attend if you sign up!
The Medgene RHDV2 vaccine has been given Emergency Use Authorization by the USDA. This means that Medgene has demonstrated preliminary vaccine efficacy (100%) and safety, and additional studies are currently underway as the company works towards a full product license. So far, the vaccine data has suggested that this vaccine is very safe and very effective. The reason we are recommending this vaccine now is because RHDV2 is a highly transmissible and highly fatal (up to 90% fatality rate) virus that is quickly spreading across the United States. The vaccine can be used in rabbits as young as 4 weeks of age.
Rare side effects include temporary swelling at the site of injection, slight fever, and lethargy for 1-2 days after the injections. If you notice any of these or other problems in the next few days, please let us know.
After the initial 2-dose series, your rabbit will need annual boosters of this vaccine.
For more information about RHDV2 in Kansas, please visit: https://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/division-of-animal-health/animal-diseases/rabbit-hemorrhagic-disease-virus-serotype-2-(rhdv2)