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Number of shots are rabies vaccination?

Number of shots are rabies vaccination?

POST exposure: ... Until the vaccine works.Previously vaccinated people should receive two doses of the vaccine intramuscularly—the first immediately, the other three days later. Rig is unnecessary and should not be given. An immunized person is anyone who has received a complete series of vaccine, or a person who has received a pre-exposure or post-exposure series of any Rabies Vaccine rabies titer. ...Read more

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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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Is it suggested to get the BCG and rabies vaccinations?

Is it suggested to get the BCG and rabies vaccinations?

Not in the U.S.: These are not routine vaccinations in the U.S., where BCG is not used and rabies vaccination is only indicated for certain types of risk or exposure. ...Read more

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Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?

Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?

No Effect: Smoking does not interfere with rabies or Hepatitis B Vaccine (or any other vaccine). By the way- you know you need to quit smoking. Talk to your doctor about effective therapies to help you quit smoking. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im about to drink brandy now. But i just got my rabies vaccination 2days ago and the ill get the next shot 2days from now is that ok?

Im about to drink brandy now. But i just got my rabies vaccination 2days ago and the ill get the next shot 2days from now is that ok?

No problem: Your intake of a few drinks has no effect on what your immune system does after a vaccination.That is not the case for some medications, but for this you are okay. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?

I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?

...: For people who have never been vaccinated against rabies, post-exposure vaccination should always include administration of both passive antibody and vaccine. Post-exposure vaccination should be given on days 0, 3, 7 and 14 with close follow-up with the doctor. ...Read more

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I had rabies vaccination and the injection site is red and swells. This has been a week now. Is this normal? How long should it usually go down?

This should be: checked by a doctor. Some pain and swelling and slight redness at the site is not uncommon, but these symptoms for one week could signify infection, which would need treatment. ...Read more

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How can I know if i need rabies vaccination?

How can I know if i need rabies vaccination?

TRAVEL/OCCUPATION: Humans do not need Rabies Vaccine in us unless they are working in hazardous occupation like vets/animal care takers etc, as the chance of exposure in very minimal, and you only need the vaccine if you get bitten by an animal who is suspected of being a rabies carrier or disease. You may need Rabies Vaccine if you are travelling abroad in some countries and have a risk of being bitten by animal rabi. ...Read more

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My cat scratched me recently hes had his vaccinations but hes an outdoor cat what are the chances of him transmitting rabies?

My cat scratched me recently hes had his vaccinations but hes an outdoor cat what are the chances of him transmitting rabies?

Unlikely: If your cat has had its rabies shot it would not later carry rabies. You are more likely to get a simple infection from common germs unless you wash out the wound & care for it. Tetanus might also be a possibility. Domestic animals are seldom rabies carriers unless truly wild and often your county health department maintains a rabies monitoring program to see if it is in the region. ...Read more

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Is rabies vaccination on glute region is of no use?

Is rabies vaccination on glute region is of no use?

Less not zero: The injection into the shoulder (deltoid) muscle or the thigh (quads) are the recommended sites because they expose the vaccine to better blood flow which allows more consistent antibody formation. Injection into the gluteus produces a weaker (but not zero) response. ...Read more

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If I'm going to Malawi, do I need a rabies vaccination?

If I'm going to Malawi, do I need a rabies vaccination?

Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...Read more

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Can I prevent rabies if I get bit, but then immediately take a rabies vaccination?

Can I prevent rabies if I get bit, but then immediately take a rabies vaccination?

Yes, several shots: If a person was bit by a rabid animal, and he got: his wound properly washed out, his rabies IgG properly given, and his rabies vaccines properly given, all within the recommended time periods, then he can presume that he will not get rabies. Nothing is 100% certain in life, but proper rabies treatment works. ...Read more

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How long does immunity from intradermal rabies vaccination last without need of any boosters ?

How long does immunity from intradermal rabies vaccination last without need of any boosters ?

2 yr: 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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Could you please tell me where is the cheapest place to get a human rabies vaccination in central jersey?

Rabies vaccine: Only hospitals carry the vaccines. Docs offices rarely carry them as they are to expensive and may just sit around in their vaccine fridge. Go to the er. ...Read more

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5 years ago, I got bitten by a street cat. I didn't get any shots back then. Do I need vaccinations today because I'm anxious about rabies.

Yes/No: though the incubation period of rabies in Humans is wks to months and rarely slightly over a year, it is almost not possible that rabies will show after 5 years .. however, if you have any symptoms , it is best if you see your physician for a thorough evaluation and an advice as to what is the best course of action . good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to take accutane while getting rabies vaccination after possible rabies exposure?

Is it safe to take accutane while getting rabies vaccination after possible rabies exposure?

Yes: Make absolutely certain that you are either celebate or use 2 good forms of birth control while you are taking the accutane. It is known to cause nasty birth defects! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United ...Read more