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how long does rabies vaccine last in humans

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Uncertain: We really are not 100% certain. Cdc feels--if high risk--test every 2 years (e.g. Vet working in rabies zone) latest who consensus is every 10 years. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Well...: If you get the complete post-exposure series then the NEXT time you are exposed you are given only 2 shots and no immunoglobulin. If it has been more ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
2 yrs: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
2 yrs: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
At least 2yr: After completion of a pre-exposure vaccine series, the protective antibody level lasts for at least 2 years. Boosters are only recommended if a serum ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Long duration: but please check this link for the WHO position paper on the vaccine and the disease, good luck http://www.who.int/immunization/Rabies_slides_Aug_20 ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Maybe lifelong but..: We really are not 100% certain. Cdc feels--if high risk--test every 2 years (e.g. Vet working in rabies zone) latest who consensus is every 10 years. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Get titer checked: It may be true, but if you have continued exposure, then you should have the antibody titer checked. Discretion is the better part of valor!
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No one knows!: One of the greatest advantages of dna vaccines is that they are able to induce cytotoxic t lymphocytes (ctl) without the inherent risk associated with ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, there is.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothing really: The Immune Globulin given soon post exposure can cause a fair amount of local pain but the vaccine is well tolerated and you do not need to avoid anyt ... Read More
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