A member asked:

How long will rabies post-exposure prophylaxis protect me for if got it last month? do i need boosters if i got scratched by a stray cat a month later

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Lipkin answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

No need: Rabies vaccine, which is given along with rabies immune globulin for post exposure prophylaxis, will provide immunity for several years.

Answered 11/8/2016



No: You are considered protected from exposure for 2 years after completion of the series. Those who work in high risk populations take it for protection. They are advised to get boosters after 2 years or a test to prove they still have protective antibody levels.

Answered 9/10/2017



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