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A 14-year-old female asked:

how long rabies vaccine protects me? got my 1 dose yesterday what if i got bitten again? do i need to get shots again? no immune because got it alread

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: If you have completed a primary series of the rabies vaccine it should provide protection for 2 years from the date of completion. Some will benefit for longer, but those in high risk situations are advised to have blod tests after 2 years to see if a booster is needed.

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How long does the rabies vaccine protect a person after it was administered?

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Dr. Jay Park
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About 2 years: 2+ years.
A 14-year-old female asked:

How long does rabies vaccine protects you? I got 3 vaccine and 1 booster (getting another..) what if i got bitten again this month, Do i need it again

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Rabies vax: The duration of immunity for humans given two injection vaccination course was found to be between two to three years. With a booster dose, 98% of immunocompetent people still have immunity at 10 years.

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