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side effects of human rabies vaccine

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Rabies vaccine: One should avoid being fearful of getting the Rabies Vaccine. Up until the 1980's the rabies vaccine required 21 subcutaneous injections in the abdome ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, there is.
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Rabies vaccine is given to people who have been exposed to rabies, usually after being bitten by a rabies-infected animal. Any mammal can get rabies, ... Read More
Dr. Karl Haake
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Rabies in humans is rare, but there is a vaccine. It is not given to everyone. Rather, it is given to those at high risk or those who have been expo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Rabies prophylaxis: จริงๆ Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabie ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to hurt you: at 9m after exposure you would either be dead from rabies or never really exposed. Many who work in professions that might expose them to rabies get t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience 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 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Rabbit bite: For a rabbit bite to cause rabies would be extremely unusual. Dogs cause 99% of human rabies and I have never seen a case report in the literature of ... Read More
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Don't think so...: I believe the 2 brands of rabies vaccines for humans in the U.S. Are packaged in single-dose vials, so one wouldn't accidentally get a larger-than-nor ... Read More
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