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A 41-year-old female asked:

Finished post exposure rabies vaccines ten days ago. just got bit by a bat. do i need a booster?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: Once you complete a primary anti-rabies series you have ongoing protection for approximately 2 years. People working in high risk situations are encouraged to get boosters after 2 years to maintain that protection.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2017


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