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A 32-year-old male asked:

6 month back i had rig and 5 shots of vaccination of rabies , now again i am bitten by puppy, do i need to again take rig with rabies shots, bite causes no wound and blood and how many shots do i need to take?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
2 years: Protection lasts longer than 6 months. The current Rabies Vaccine series of 4 shots should give immunity for 2 years. Persons at high risk of animal bites should see a primary care doctor or infectious disease doctor to get the most current information and to plan when the next rabies vaccinations should be given.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2019

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