I got the exact same advice last week in China. Can anyone answer this question please? I can't find anything in the drug information for the immune globulin or the vaccine itself that warns against exercise, coffee, etc...
I just finished rabies vaccine here in Seattle. No word of caution about any of what you just spelled out (no hot drinks, no sex - what a bummer). Mine were all in the arm (after the first one in the butt).
BUT....who knows what kind of vaccine they are giving you. Are all anti-rabies vaccines the same? Do you know a doc in the States you can call? Or email the CDC or public health.
I would first find out the chemical name of the vaccine and what is in it.
In any case - GOOD LUCK.
I am in Russia getting the vaccine - I get a series of 6 in the arm...have one to go. The doctors told me no drinking, no lying out in the sun, no swimming in rivers/lakes/ocean for NINE months. No explanation given as to why
Oh, and I was told not to "over-exert" myself. I have a 1-month-old daughter, so I don't sleep much and am regularly feeling "over-exerted"
Just to let you know that I had another problem in Ecuador which prevented me having access to my last two shots. I have spoken to someone who worked at the Centre for Tropical Disease in London. The vaccine still remains nameless in my case, but I have been told that there are three mainstream vaccines out there. Mine was probably an older type vaccine as used in Europe upto 15 years ago, made from chicken proteins.
It has now been confirmed that the no hot drinks rule was to stop abdominal pain, nothing to do with caffeine or anything. The last three shots of my ten were just precautionary. The over-exertion thing is to stop the disease from spreading throughout your body quicker. I would definitely take note of this as Rabies effects parts of your nervous system and anything that slows it down will give the vaccine more time to work. As for the alcohol, this isn't too important to me but i have had two glasses of red wine on my anniversary without any noticable effect, and the guy from London just told me not to over do it in case the vaccine reacts with the drink.
Hope this clears a few things up for you guys, I'll press on with finding out more about named vaccines.
Nine months dude? I'll find out about this as quick as I can.