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I got anti rabies last month and now my cat bit me again. Should I get anti-rabies vaccine again?

I got anti rabies last month and now my cat bit me again. Should I get anti-rabies vaccine again?

No: Your cat is safe if you vaccinate her, you don't need to get vaccinated at all if she bits you. Just make sure you cat doesn't interact with stray animals. ...Read more

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Rabies Vaccine (Definition)

Consisting of killed rabies virus given to prevent human rabies infection which can be given before or after exposure. The current vaccines in the developed world are safe and produced in tissue culture whereas some older vaccines were produced with methods that could ...Read more


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Since I was bit 4 years ago by a cat. Do you think I should get the rabies vaccine so there's no chance, or is it to late?

Don't worry about it: If you are bitten by a rabid cat four years ago you would now be dead. Since you are not dead, relax. ...Read more

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Stray puppy (USA) jumped on my leg scratched/maybe bit me. I had rabies vaccine 8 months ago. Should I get it again for this encounter?

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Stray puppy (USA) jumped on my leg scratched/maybe bit me. I had rabies vaccine 8 months ago. Should I get it again for this encounter?

Nope: No worries; the vaccine lasts for several years. Besides the chances of getting rabies from a dog in the United States is very very low (there's only 2 cases per year in the entire US, and mostly from bats). ...Read more

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Dog bit me again after received 4th dose of anti rabies vaccine after 2 hours need vaccination again? Can I safe from rabies? Kindly help me?

Dog bit me again after received 4th dose of anti rabies vaccine after 2 hours need vaccination again? Can I safe from rabies? Kindly help me?

Likely: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more

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Should I get an anti rabies vaccine after bitten by my neighbor dog? Should they pay?

Should I get an anti rabies vaccine after bitten by my neighbor dog? Should they pay?

Low risk bite: Domestic dogs and cats are at low risk for rabies in most areas. Your local health dept. Can provide you with info on any rabies detected in your region. Verify the dogs status, if current on vaccinations including rabies, you should be be in the clear. If unclear, the dog should be caught & restrained. In my state all dog bites are reportable to the sherrif. ...Read more

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2015 I got my anti rabies vaccine shots, but I got bitten again by a dog. Do I need to get shots again?

2015 I got my anti rabies vaccine shots, but I got bitten again by a dog. Do I need to get shots again?

Maybe: You are considered protected for at least 2 years after completing the series, After that point people at risk get a booster or have their antibodies checked. You may want to check with local health agency to see if your exposure was considered worthy of a vaccine. If there is no rabies in the area it may not be needed to begin with. ...Read more

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I got bit by someone elses dog! The dog had a rabies vaccine though the bite bled alot. Now it feels tingly. Should I worry?

I got bit by someone elses dog! The dog had a rabies vaccine though the bite bled alot. Now it feels tingly. Should I worry?

Dog bite: Rabies unlikely as dog has been vaccinated. However dog bite can end up with other infections. Thorough cleaning of wound and observation for signs of infection is key. If bite is deep or dirty you may need a tetanus booster or shot. ...Read more

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What will happen when I take the rabies vaccine a couple of days late after been bit by my dog?

No need for "shot": Domestic dogs are generally not considered rabid. If the involved dog has not been immunized against rabies, it will be prudent to watch the dog for a week or so. ...Read more

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Might be silly but my puppy got his Rabies vaccine on Tuesday. Is the vaccine a live virus? If he bit me, could he possibly infect me with Rabies?

Not live vaccine: No questions are silly and u shd not hesitate to ask! Rabies vaccine is not a live but killed virus vaccine. Chances of having Rabies in a puppy to infect you especially in California is remote! However if u remain worried for any reason best would be to have ur doctor talk to the state health department and discuss local conditions. Latter will give u very appropriate advice. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink alcohol before the first rabies vaccine? A dog bit me, I drank alcohol 4 hours before put myself a rabies vaccine.

Is it dangerous to drink alcohol before the first rabies vaccine? A dog bit me, I drank alcohol 4 hours before put myself a rabies vaccine.

Alcohol dangerous?: Great you got a rabies vaccine shortly after your exposure to a questionable animal. Be sure and complete the series according to your physician's schedule. Alcohol will not decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine. However, alcohol is a dangerous poison, and causes myriad health problems including disability and death. It is a health hazard with many risks! Http://www. Nhs. Uk/Livewell/alc ...Read more

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Who should get a rabies a rabies vaccine?

Certain Travelers: Some countries have high incidence of rabid dogs and/or bats. Travelers who spend much time in rural areas or in activities such as running, bicycling, camping or hiking should receive the rabies vaccine. Bicyclists and runners stimulate an animal's chase reflex and bites often occur.Children are at very high risk and are often bitten and we will consider vaccine for them in certain travel too. ...Read more

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Where can I get a rabies vaccine before trip to asia?

Where can I get a rabies vaccine before trip to asia?

Check CDC website: The cdc operates an informational website with current information for worldwide destinations & info on clinics that provide the vaccines.
See:wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/page/find-clinic. Htm. For specific recs on vaccinessee:wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/page/destinationslist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it ok to get a rabies vaccine while sick?

Can you tell me is it ok to get a rabies vaccine while sick?

If post-exposure...: ...Then the need for the vaccine is so pressing that it should be given under any circumstances. Preexposure prophylaxis is more elective, and usual precautions would apply. ...Read more

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Anti rabies vaccine how long work in years if exposure again?

Two: Once you have completed the primary series the protective benefit is expected to last two years. It may last longer, but those working in fields that have a high exposure risk are encouraged to have their antibody levels checked and get a booster at two years if needed. ...Read more

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How many days after anti rabies vaccine revaccination required? After received post exposure schedule?

Recently: It should be three weeks later for a booster dose, then annual doses may be required, the old regiment used to be 21 consecutive doses daily, but that was changed. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances anti rabies vaccine rabipur can cause rabies? If it is mishandled or not stored properly can it cause rabies?

Rabies vaccine: Rabies vaccine is considered safe and in no way could trigger rabies itself -even if it was stored improperly or whatever. The company that makes the vaccine has quality controls that check the lots-so there are no concerns of that. Rabies can be tricky though, as the incubation time (time from bite to disease) can be very long -even more than one year. Best to see an Infectious Diseases doc if Qs ...Read more

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I did not finish my post-exposure rabies vaccine; I quit after the first or second injection. This was a couple of years ago. Can I get sick?

Possibly.: You may still be vulnerable to rabies if you have not completed the full pre exposure immunization regimen which consists of three doses.
Depending on your risk, titers measurement may be in order. ...Read more

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For example I don't have rabies, I haven't bitten by a cat or scratched and I just take anti rabies vaccine. Is it bad? Would that make me sick?

For example I don't have rabies, I haven't bitten by a cat or scratched and I just take anti rabies vaccine. Is it bad? Would that make me sick?

Common: The rabies vaccine is often used by those in the business of handling animals as a safety measure. They get the vaccine as part of their work, and repeat it every 2 years as long as they are in a high risk setting. Anyone can have individual allergic or intolerance reactions to components of a vaccine, but when given under proper conditions these can be identified & managed successfully. ...Read more

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Is it still probable cause to get a Rabies vaccine covered by insurance if u were bitten 3 years ago by cat and incubation could be 6.5yrs. Scared!

Is it still probable cause to get a Rabies vaccine covered by insurance if u were bitten 3 years ago by cat and incubation could be 6.5yrs. Scared!

Doubt it: The rare reports of extra long (to 25 yrs) incubation listed with the NIH are based on case histories. And an assumption that the victim did not have another exposure. Most consider the risk negligible if you are more than a year out from exposure. You should share your anxiety with your doc and see if the fear represents another issue. ...Read more

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Received 4 dose anti rabies vaccine as per schedule. I want to confirm how many days rabies vaccine active or remain in the body if exposure again?

Received 4 dose anti rabies vaccine as per schedule. I want to confirm how many days rabies vaccine active or remain in the body if exposure again?

2 yrs: Most consider the active period of protection as 2 years from completion of the series. For those in constant contact with potential exposures, (animal control, vets) blood testing can be done at 2 years to see if a booster is needed to maintain protection. ...Read more

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After 2 one month later received post exposure anti rabies vaccine schedule? Then again exposure? How many days later take again vaccine reexposure?

After 2 one month later received post exposure anti rabies vaccine schedule? Then again exposure? How many days later take again vaccine reexposure?

Likely: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more

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Taken full course of anti rabies vaccine last month again exposure and received 4 doses of anti rabies vaccine exposure again then am I safe rabies?

Taken full course of anti rabies vaccine last month again exposure and received 4 doses of anti rabies vaccine exposure again then am I safe rabies?

Depends: On whether you received rabies immune globulin or the vaccine or both, which I assume was the case. Immune globulin offers temporary protection after exposure. The vaccine induces your own antibody production. Once you have received the vaccine, you will no longer be given the immune globulin after exposure but will be given the vaccine after exposure. In other words, each exposure requires vaccine administration but only the first requires immune globulin. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/rabies/medical_care/ ...Read more

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4th dose of anti rabies vaccine received 2 hours later again exposure can 4th dose of rabies vaccine effective or vaccine another shot next day? Again

4th dose of anti rabies vaccine received 2 hours later again exposure can 4th dose of rabies vaccine effective or vaccine another shot next day? Again

NO: It is not enough to rely on a previous vaccine after exposure to rabies. There are specific protocols involved in the treatment after exposure and all require two or more doses of vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more