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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i already had the booster dose for anti-rabies vaccine after i was bitten for the 2nd time, do I need another shot after being bitten the 3rd time?
Depends on the...: Length of time between vaccines.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ive skipped my last Anti-Rabies vaccine for almost 3 weeks now, Can I still get a shot even my recommended schedule for vaccination are skipped?
Generally yes: "Better late than never," as the saying goes. The general recommendation would be to go ahead and finish the vaccine series. Also, a person infected with rabies will not show ill signs at first. If he doesn't get rabies shots, the virus will travel to his brain. The incubation period from the time of infection until the signs and symptoms show up, is variable (about 3 weeks to 3 months). ...Read more
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
Completed my rabies vaccine 2 days ago got bitten again today do i need to get 3 doses of vaccine again? How long does the antibodies protect me? HELP
No: once you complete the primary series you are considered protected for at least 2 years. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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