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A 19-year-old female asked:

Completed my rabies vaccine 5 days ago (no allergic reaction) now i have flu can the vaccine cause rabies? animal bitten me is alive! given vaxirab-n

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Rabies: The vaccine cannot cause rabies. Hopefully the animal that bit you is being monitored and will not have rabies. Glad to hear that you have completed the immunization and hopefully you will not have to worry further and your "flu" will clear up uneventfully. Best wishes.

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