Fortaleza performs rabies vaccination as pre-exposure prophylaxis for animal professionals

Fortaleza performs rabies vaccination as pre-exposure prophylaxis for animal professionals

The City Hall of Fortaleza performs pre-exposure prophylaxis for professionals in the animal area, who have direct contact with domestic or wild animals in the exercise of their profession. From Monday to Friday, 35 health posts in the capital offer the immunobiological, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. On weekends, two units also carry out the application, from 8 am to 5 pm.

Established by the Ministry of Health, pre-exposure prophylaxis is indicated for veterinarians, biologists, virology and anatomopathology laboratory professionals for rabies, students of veterinary medicine, zootechnics, biology, agronomy, agrotechnics and related areas, and for professionals who work in the field in capturing, vaccinating, identifying and classifying mammals likely to carry the virus. Zoo workers, individuals who carry out fieldwork (research, ecoepidemiological investigations) with wild animals, cavers, ecotourism guides, fishermen, postmen and other professionals who work in risk areas should also take the preventive regimen.

“Prophylaxis protects against inapparent exposure, that is, when there are no symptoms, and generates a level of immunization that simplifies a possible post-exposure therapy”, explains Vanessa Soldatelli, immunization coordinator at SMS.

Necessary documents

To be entitled to the scheme, it is necessary to present, in addition to the official document with photo and proof of residence, some proof of activity in the mentioned areas.


Rabies is a serious acute viral infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans by bites, scratches and saliva from infected animals in contact with injured skin or mucous membranes. The disease affects the central nervous system and can lead to death in both humans and animals.

The human rabies vaccine is indicated for the prevention of rabies in children and adults, usually given after possible exposure to the virus, which is transmitted through the bite of a dog or other animals infected with the rabies virus.

Stations offering human rabies vaccine

Monday to Friday:

Carlos Ribeiro (Rua Jacinto Matos, 944 – Jacarecanga)
Virgílio Távora (Av. Mons. Hélio Campos, s/n – Christ the Redeemer)
Casemiro Filho (Av. Francisco Sá, 6449 – Barra do Ceará)
Macambira Rebouças (Creuza Rocha Street, s/n – Guanabara Garden)
Forest (Rua Tenente José Barreira, 251 – Alvaro Weyne)
Aida Santos (813 Trajano de Medeiros Street – Vicente Pinzón)
Paulo Marcelo (March 25th Street, 607 – Downtown)
Frei Tito (Rua José Cláudio Costa Lima, 100 – Praia do Futuro)
Rigoberto Romero (Rua Alameda das Graviolas, 195 – City 2000)
Anastácio Magalhães (Rua Delmiro de Farias, 1679 – Rodolfo Teófilo)
Clodoaldo Pinto (Rua Banward Bezerra, 100 – Father Andrade)
Licínio Nunes (Rua VI, s/n – Quintino Cunha)
Meton de Alencar (Rua Perdigão Sampaio, 820 – Antônio Bezerra)
Recamonde Campelo (Rua Maria Quintela, 935 – Bomsucesso)
Sobreira de Amorim (Rua Desembargador Luís Paulino, 109 – Jockey Club)
Dom Aloisio Lorscheider (Rua Betel, 1895 – Itaperi)
Gothardo Peixoto (Street Sister Bazet, 153 – Ladies)
José Valdevino de Carvalho (Rua Guará, s/n – Itaoca)
Roberto Bruno (Av. Borges de Melo, 910 – Fátima)
Pedro Celestino (215 Gastão Justo Street – Maraponga)
Maciel de Brito (215 Gastão Justo Street – Maraponga)
Argeu Hebster (Rua Geraldo Barbosa, 1095. Bom Jardim)
Siqueira (Rua. Eng. Luís Montenegro, 485. Siqueira)
José Walter (Av. José de Araujo Lima, 1631 – 3rd stage – José Walter)
Jurandir Picanço (Rua Duas Nações, s/n – Granja Portugal)
Graciliano Muniz (Rua 106, 345 – CJ. Esperança)
Acrisio Eufrasino (Crossing 12th and Palmeiras dos Índios Streets – Pedras)
Galba de Araújo (Av. Recreio, 1390 – Lagoa Redonda)
Janival de Almeida (Rua Coelho Garcia, 25 – Passaré)
José Barros de Alencar (Rua José Nogueira, 180 – Pedras)
Mattos Dourado (R. Des. Floriano Benevides Magalhães, 391 – Edson Queiroz)
Osmar Viana (Av. Chiquinha Gonzaga, s/n – Jangurussu)
Pedro Sampaio (R. Iracema, 1516 – Conj. Palmeiras)
Messejana (Rua Guilherme Alencar s/n – Messejana)
Edmar Fujita (Av. Alberto Craveiro, 1480 – Bela Vista)

Saturdays and Sundays

Paulo Marcelo (March 25th Street, 607 – Downtown)
Messejana (Rua Guilherme Alencar s/n – Messejana)

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