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Vaccination against RHDV2

Outbreaks of the new variant of RHD (RHDV2) in pet rabbits have occurred in other parts of Europe, such as Germany and the Netherlands, with similar experiences to the present outbreak in the UK. 

Vaccines against RHDV2 are manufactured in other European countries and now available in UK. They are adjuvenated inactivated vaccines that usually incorporate the original RHD variant as well. None are active against myxomatosis. NobivacMyxo/RHD does not protect against RHDV2.

The two authorised vaccines that are available in UK are: 

Filavac.  This vaccine is available in single dose vials.  More information can be found in the product information sheet.

Eravac. This vaccine is only available in multidose vials and is currently unavailable in UK. It is intended for vaccinating meat rabbits. More information can be found on the manufacturers website.