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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

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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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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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 had a booster dose for anti-rabies vaccine after being bitten the second time. Do I need another shot after being bitten the 3rd time?

Possibly: Depends on what bit you and the level of risk of rabies in your community. If it is still a problem in the wildlife of your area and you were bitten by a credible source of rabies, it is worth your while to get another shot. The alternative is a 100% fatal disease. No has yet survived a rabies infection and all the gory details are unfortunately true. ...Read more

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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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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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What rabies vaccine should I get now if I was bitten by a stray cat 8 months ago? Kindly help, although there was no blood in the wound that ime.

What rabies vaccine should I get now if I was bitten by a stray cat 8 months ago? Kindly help, although there was no blood in the wound that ime.

Take the vaccine now: The incubation period averages 1 to 2 mo but may be >1 yr. May still be worthwhile giving the vaccine even though quite late. Chances are the cat was not rabid but never delay vaccines when indicated. And if in doubt always consult a local doctor or your own in the US. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long rabies vaccine protects me? Got my 1 dose yesterday what if I got bitten again? Do I need to get shots again? No immune because got it alread

How long rabies vaccine protects me? Got my 1 dose yesterday what if I got bitten again? Do I need to get shots again? No immune because got it alread

Confusing question: If you have completed a primary series of the rabies vaccine it should provide protection for 2 years from the date of completion. Some will benefit for longer, but those in high risk situations are advised to have blod tests after 2 years to see if a booster is needed. ...Read more

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My dad received post exposure-rabies vaccine after he was bitten by our dog last dec2014, now he was bitten again yesterday, should he get vaccinated again even my dog had vaccines last jan 2014?

My dad received post exposure-rabies vaccine after he was bitten by our dog last dec2014, now he was bitten again yesterday, should he get vaccinated again even my dog had vaccines last jan 2014?

Probably not: A dog that lives with a family, well cared for and vaccinated, and in good health, is very unlikely to have rabies. However a dog that repeatedly bites people, especially those who aren't strangers, is still dangerous and may cause significant bodily injury and significant legal consequences. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was bitten by there cat he had his anti rabies vaccine the next day after he was bitten is it safe to kiss and have sex with him?

Better be careful: Check those two links below, good luck

http://rabies.org. In/resources/about-rabies/

http://animals. Howstuffworks. Com/animal-facts/rabies2.htm ...Read more

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I've been bitten by my dog is it safe to breast feed my baby even if I haven't got an anti rabies vaccine yet?

I've been bitten by my dog is it safe to breast feed my baby even if I haven't got an anti rabies vaccine yet?

Yes it is safe: I assume you are asking about rabies. In order for you to transmit rabies to your child through breast feeding- you would have to be sick with the virus yourself. Hopefully your dog is fine, although I know in the Philippines rabies is a big problem. If the dog is OK after 14 days of observation, you don't need any rabies preventive treatment. Otherwise, u should get to San Lazaro. Hope this helps ...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?

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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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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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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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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2 weeks ago I completed my rabies vaccine (4 doses) and yesterday I got bitten again, today I went and got one more dose, am I safe? 1 dose only

2 weeks ago I completed my rabies vaccine (4 doses) and yesterday I got bitten again, today I went and got one more dose, am I safe? 1 dose only

Rabies coverage: Once you complete the primary series for rabies, you are considered protected for 2 years. Those who work closely with animals that may be infected will sometimes have tests run at 2 years to see if a booster is needed. It sounds like you have done enough. ...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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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