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A 26-year-old female asked:

i had 5 rabies shots with hrig last year, and 2 boosters 3weeks ago, but yesterday i touched stray cat my hand was wounded do i need vaccine again???

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Full doses of rabies vaccination with recent booster should provide adequate protection. If you want to be sure, you can have a blood test measuring antirabies antibody titer.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Booster: I believe your immunity to rabies would last 10 years after the booster shots. A public health expert or infectious disease specialist could confirm this advice.

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