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Dog bite are common overseas, so should I get rabies shots pre-travel?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is unnecessary and not typically advised unless you are planning on being in very close contact with non- domesticated dogs.

In brief: No

This is unnecessary and not typically advised unless you are planning on being in very close contact with non- domesticated dogs.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessary

Rabies shots are indicated after an animal bite and not for prevention of a possibility.
This would not be an appropriate shot to receive prior to your travel.

In brief: Not necessary

Rabies shots are indicated after an animal bite and not for prevention of a possibility.
This would not be an appropriate shot to receive prior to your travel.
Dr. Malinda Linn
Dr. Malinda Linn
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rabies.

Rabies immunization is recommended for post exposure.

In brief: Rabies.

Rabies immunization is recommended for post exposure.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Susan Kolb
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Rabies shots have significant side effects so they should only be done if the dog or animal that bit you has evidence of rabies or is likely to have had rabies.

In brief: No

Rabies shots have significant side effects so they should only be done if the dog or animal that bit you has evidence of rabies or is likely to have had rabies.
Dr. Susan Kolb
Dr. Susan Kolb
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