RHDV2 Vaccine Availability in USA:
Starting September 28, 2021: Medgene Labs, a vaccine and immunological services provider based in Brookings, SD, has received Emergency Use Authorization for their experimental RHDV2 vaccine from the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB). As of March 2022, Medgene reports that 40K vaccines have been sold nationally. The company is still working through the formal vaccine approval process and has yet to complete the DOI (Determination of Immunity) final testing.
The USDA is no longer allowing import of foreign vaccines (Filavac / Eravac) which have been the main source of protection in the USA since the outbreak in early 2020. Vets may still vaccinate with their remaining imported European doses.
RHDV2 Vaccine Locations in United States:
A Note to rabbit owners:
THANK YOU for being who you are and caring so much about rabbits. Your passion and eagerness to provide the best care possible is a good thing. Thanks for sharing what you're learning with others too!
Here's a gentle reminder to BE KIND and PATIENT when you contact the vets offices. They have been incredibly stretched during COVID 19. The super-caring and passionate professionals listed on this page have had to work extra hard to create new pathways to import a vaccine. This outbreak wasn't in their budget and they are trying to figure out how many to buy with limited information. They need our support and deserve our gratitude.
A Note to Veterinarians:
THANK YOU for working hard to provide this
amazing service. You are vital in this process and without you, we'd never have the option of vaccination.
There is a growing network of vets working on the importing process. We have made some broker connections which will potentially save money, time and energy.
Also, contact us to learn about a mass-vaccination day model that can be implemented in 50 rabbit increments for the first vaccine or your boosters in a year. Thank you to the amazing people putting in the time to create this possibility!