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Is it okay not to get a rabies immune globulin after being bitten by a pet?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

If the animal is immunized against rabies or you know otherwise the animal is almost certainly not infected, it is appropriate to forego the immunizations yourself.
Keep the animal under close observation.

In brief: It depends

If the animal is immunized against rabies or you know otherwise the animal is almost certainly not infected, it is appropriate to forego the immunizations yourself.
Keep the animal under close observation.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depend on the pet

Many pets have such a low instance of having rabies that rabies prophylaxis is not indicated.
If the pet has a significant chance of having rabies then you need the immune globlin and the vaccine. The vaccine takes time to work, the rig (rabies immuno globulin) shot is instant but temporary protection.

In brief: Depend on the pet

Many pets have such a low instance of having rabies that rabies prophylaxis is not indicated.
If the pet has a significant chance of having rabies then you need the immune globlin and the vaccine. The vaccine takes time to work, the rig (rabies immuno globulin) shot is instant but temporary protection.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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