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How bad is it to get a rabies vaccine without getting the immune globulin shot?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Possibly fatal: Rabies is fatal. If you get it, you will die. There is little to know treatment. Once you have been exposed, you have a about 6 weeks before you get the disease. It takes time for the vaccine to work, maybe longer than 6 weeks. You need the instant protection of the Immune Globulin shot to give the vaccine time to work.

Answered 3/5/2018

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