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How long does rabies vaccine protect you

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
From that dog !: Vaccinating a dog for rabies prior to their exposure does remove that dog from being a future source of rabies. It would not reduce the chance any lo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 36 years experience
Don't count on it: The protection after rabies vaccination gradually decreases, so even if you've been vaccinated a booster series of 2 doses is recommended if you have ... Read More
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Wash First: Clean the scratch with soap and water for a good 5 minutes--then head to emergency room. Even vaccinated you may still need rabies vaccine, just not a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: The incubation period for rabies infection can be very long even up to 6 years.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Don't count on it: Although this virus may move slowly in some rare reports, the best protection is gained if given within two weeks of exposure.If you wait 9 months you... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Difficult question: depends on type of rexposure, was it bite? is the animal around? so it can be kept under observation for the 10 dayy period, is the animal vaccinated?... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Should be: Published guidelines suggest someone that has completed the full initial series will have protective antibody levels for at least 2 years. Those in oc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: once you complete the primary series you are considered protected for at least 2 years.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Over 10 years: The vaccine provides protection for at least 10 years - probably no more than 14 years however. The recommended dose after possible exposure is 4 dos... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jianjun Wu
Pediatrics 39 years experience
1 dose no good: Postexposure vaccination: All postexposure treatment should begin with immediate cleansing of the wound with soap and water Persons not previously i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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
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