Biologics for providing either preexposure or postexposure prophylaxis can be obtained from pharmaceutical distributors or directly from the manufacturers. Contact information for products, manufacturers, and telephone numbers is provided below.
Human Rabies Immune Globulin Products (used only for postexposure prophylaxis for previously unimmunized individuals)
Bayer Corporation Biological Division
Human Rabies Vaccine (used for both preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis)
Imovax IM (Human Diploid Cell Vaccine)
RabAvert (Purified Chick Embryo Cell)
Rabies Vaccine from Public Sources
The Indiana State Department of Health and local health departments do not provide these products. Biologics for indigents may be provided for by counties, cities, and towns in accordance with IC 16-41-19.
IC 16-41-19-2 Antitoxins and Vaccines
Sec. 2. All counties, cities, and towns shall supply without charge diphtheria, scarlet fever, and tetanus (lockjaw) antitoxin and rabies vaccine to persons financially unable to purchase the antitoxin or vaccine, upon the application of a licensed physician.
As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.24.
Physicians are reimbursed by submitting the Application and Claim for Biologicals, State Form 43918 (R/11-97), to their local health department. To obtain a copy of State Form 43918, please go to the ISDH Web site: