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why is a booster vaccine given for rabies

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Shots: You're seeing an infectious disease specialist, someone with years of specialty training beyond a Medical School. Why would you seek opinion on this ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe: don't worry,
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: I wish everybody's questions were as easy to answer. You got bit again, you get more injections. I'm sorry about the second bite but this is the right ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Rabies shot: should last forever
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
2 yrs for sure: Those working in high risk professions are encouraged to either get a booster every 2 years or have antibody titers run to see if their protection is ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Primary series of rabies vaccination provides immunity for 2+ years. If you are at risk of frequent exposure, e.g., wild life worker, antibody titer ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Rabies: I think given that there is NO treatment for human rabies - its wise to get a booster. Over time our bodies immunity does fall especially towards ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Individuals exposed to rabid animal receive 4-5 doses of rabies vaccine. Only those who are at high risk to rabies, e.g., animal handlers, receive bo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
No difference: The rabies vaccine prevents a patient from developing rabies by triggering the body to make antibody against rabies. This is given at the time of exp ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Once you complete a primary anti-rabies series you have ongoing protection for approximately 2 years. People working in high risk situations are encou ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not 3 years after: First the risk of contracting rabies from superficial scratches is very unlikely. 2nd, it will not take 3 years for the disease to manifest.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The primary and boosted series are both considered protective for at least 2 years.Those in high risk settings are encouraged to get a booster or have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on the : Length of time after the last immunization.

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