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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
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Generally 2 yrs: If you complete the primary series it is expected to provide protection for 2 years from the completion date. Those working in high risk professions a ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience 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
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is very difficult to call it a true allergy since very serious reactions can happen simply as a side effect of the Rabies Vaccine itself, but it is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience 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.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Certain Travelers : Some countries have high incidence of rabid dogs and/or bats. Travelers who spend much time in rural areas or in activities such as running, bicycling ... 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 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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong place to ask: This HT public site features volunteer docs located primarily in the USA who offer to answer questions about health problems. We have no access to or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Safe: But expensive, and sometimes hard to find.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: This is simply not true. Whoever told you this is either a fool or a crook. I'm sorry about this, and I hope that this will help you become more disce ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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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