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how long does a rabies shot protect you

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
2 years: The current Rabies Vaccine series of 4 shots should give immunity for 2 years. Persons at high risk of animal bites should see a primary care doctor o ... Read More
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Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
2 years: 2 years then check titer.

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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: If you have completed a primary series of the rabies vaccine it should provide protection for 2 years from the date of completion. Some will benefit f ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
1-5 years : Boosters vary in efficacy by type, the most effective can last 3-5 years, but most need to be boosted yearly. Check with
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Workers in high risk situations take the series before exposure but are advised to get boosters every 2 yrs to maintain protective antibody levels. Th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
24 months: The preexposure immunization consisting of three doses provides protection for at least 2 years.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Gonzalez
13 years experience Pediatrics
Get the series: The Rabies Vaccine can be given in anticipation of spending time in an area which is high-risk for exposure, such as living abroad. However, if you ar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Rabies: Any mammal can get rabies. Cats, cattle, and dogs are the most frequently reported rabid domestic animals in the United States. You should seek medic ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but...: "preexposure rabies shot" is indicated for individuals in high risk group, including veterinarian and animal handlers. And certain laboratory workers. ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Long ?: The expected protective level of antibody production is 2 yrs when a booster is given to those who have completed a primary series. This is the genera ... Read More

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