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Rabies vaccine

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in 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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Sure: You literally can be allergic to anything, including any vaccine. A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pre- or post exposur: After a potentially rabid animal bite (usually with immune globulin) or in high risk people such as vets or forest rangers or travelers.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Hib vaccine: Hib vaccine by itself is given at 2, 4, 6.And 15to 18 months in four different shots in single dose each time.It also comes in combination with dpt, p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No specific age : The product available in the us for pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis is approved for all ages & dosed at the same for all. The vaccine requires 3 doses ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, though, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
Dog bite: Ask if dog is immunized report to the police observe the dog for 5 days for rabies sx like drooling of saliva, restless or die. If dog is ok then yo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Rabies: Noone has developed rabies from the vaccine
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: All vaccinations have some degree of discomfort.It is similar to others and not the worst by any means.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
NO: It is not alive attenuated vaccine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
POST exposure: Previously unvaccinated people should receive the vaccine intramuscularly at 0, 3, 7, and 14 days. For adults it is given in the deltoid area; for ch ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Meningitis vaccine : It a dead vaccine.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Ruby, the rabies vaccine has been extensively tested and in use for decades. Other than being painful to receive, it is quite safe unless you are alle ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Good product: Not dangerous.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The disease or risk of disease is usually fatal. No problems have been found with administering the vaccine to pregnant or breast feeding women.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Rabies vaccine: The newer version of the Rabies Vaccine is not harmful and has less side effects.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: Hepatitis B vaccination has been proven very effective and safe!
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
Evaluate need: Rabies vaccine is not commonly used except in unusual exposure circumstances, and is associated with flu like illness as a reaction. Taking Acetamino ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Not much: Doesn't hurt any more than a regular tetnus. You can be sore at the site of the injection and develop a mild fever
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, there is.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually does: I have never had one that did not.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Building resistance: Reports suggest that it is pretty common, more than 50%, to get some pain at the injection site with redness and swelling. It would also be theoretica ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No, it's alive: The live attenuated influenza vaccine (laiv) is a live-virus nasal spray flu vaccine. "attenuated" means the live-virus has been weakened so not to ca ... Read More
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Bird Flu Vaccine: Vaccine to protect against avian influenza (bird flu) also known as strain h5n1. This is different from the annual flu shot and the recent swine flu v ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Old technology: The chicken cholera vaccine, first developed by louis pasteur in 1870 using chicken eggs, has been given off & on in various locals. It was given to m ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not known yet: Chicken pox vaccine has been introduced for about 17 years. We have to wait and see.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
62 years experience in Pediatrics
NO : The human Rabies Vaccine is good for several animals as for duration the duration of immunity afforded to humans by a two injection vaccination course ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Minimal: The current tissue culture derived Rabies Vaccine is quite well tolerated. The followup doses can be called boosters but are all part of the primary s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Local reactions, such as pain, redness, swelling or itching at the injection site is common. Systemic reactions, such as headache, nausea, abdominal ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Individuals exposed to rabid animal normally get rig (rabies immune globulin) and rabies vaccinations, 4 to 5 doses.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Be sure to get 5th dose on time.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No need for "shot": Domestic dogs are generally not considered rabid. If the involved dog has not been immunized against rabies, it will be prudent to watch the dog for ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
NO: You are protected by the series of shots you just finished.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Check CDC website: The cdc operates an informational website with current information for worldwide destinations & info on clinics that provide the vaccines. See:wwwnc. ... Read More

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