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A 31-year-old female asked:

I was bitten by a stray kitten that appeared healthy. i was vaccinated against rabies (3 shots) 6 years ago. am i protected or do i need a prophylaxis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Regional issue/maybe: The vaccine series is considered effective protection for 2 years from initial completion. You may have some residual antibodies but they may not be at a protective level. Rabies activity among animals/type is reported to the state. If there is rabid animals in your region the county health department or local ER would provide you with the recommendations for your exposure.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2019

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