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a fully vaccinated dog bit my finger could something still happen to me?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: Infections of the hands and fingers can be particularly dangerous. Have you had a tetanus shot in the last ten years? If in question - seek medical attention. Take care.
Answered on Feb 21, 2013

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