A 18-year-old female asked:
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how long does a rabies booster last for protection? and how long does a post exposure last cause i've heard it doesn't last as long as a pre exposure

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
1-5 years : Boosters vary in efficacy by type, the most effective can last 3-5 years, but most need to be boosted yearly. Check with
Answered on May 20, 2018

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