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A 24-year-old female asked:

Scractched by a dog in arm..skin no broke or bleeding, thoroughly washed. do i need to get a rabies vaccinethanks!

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Rabies: I am unsure of the rabies risk in your area. Check with your local health department. If the dog is healthy that lowers the risk. If the dog has been immunized the risk is lower. If you know the dog, the dog can be observed. Your injury is low risk as well. So likely not if your local health officials agree. All the best.
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