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time limit for taking rabies vaccine after dog biting

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doesn't lay dormant: It doesn't lay dormant for years so the issue is not realistic from the onset.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on the...: Length of time between vaccines.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doubt rabies: It's been 8 months and you have no signs of rabbies. Let go of the worry.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on the : Length of time after the last immunization.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Vaccination does not: Rabies vaccine is made from killed rabies virus. It cannot cause rabies. The vaccine is usually made using duck eggs so you may be having a reaction ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Completed series: The protection from a completed series is estimated @ 2 years. Those in constant contact with the virus (wildlife workers, veterinarians, etc) are scr ... Read More
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