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Vaccinations for cat bite after full series of rabies shots - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :  
Doctor :   Ok

User :   In the past few weeks, I may have been exposed to a rabbid animal...
User :   a stray cat.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   Since I already had a full series of rabies shots (with immunoglobin and everything) 10 years ago, it was recommended to me that I only get two boosters this time.
User :   So I did.
Doctor :  
Yes, thats right
User :   The first one was today.
User :   But I was wondering...
User :   Given the fact that this was a Korean vaccine (and I'm not trying to knock my host country off or anything) how safe was it?
Doctor :   If it is a antirabies vaccine

Doctor :  
then it is fine
User :   Is there a chance that these two shots could accually give me rabies?
User :   How good is the Korean vaccine system?
Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
I am not aware of the Korean vaccine system
User :   hmmmm
Doctor :  
But I am sure that the vaccine would have been prepared
Doctor :  
as per International standards
User :   Ok
User :   Yes,
Doctor :   So you should not worry about it

User :   Korea seems to be pretty up to speed as far as development goes.
User :   But I still trust Canada and the U.S. more, lol
Doctor :  
Thats good
Doctor :   You need to trust

User :   So, I won't worry.
Doctor :   as you only have said that development is good
User :   Yes, they're good at making cars and electronics, like a mini Japan...and their hospitals seem well equiped with the latest tachnology...Actually, I'm impressed. I have no insurance here and my consultation was free!
Doctor :   Then you should not worry

Doctor :  
It is good
User :   Ok.
User :   One more thing...
Doctor :  
and vaccines, World Health Organization
User :   Only 2 minutes.
Doctor :  
has a check on all country standards
User :   Oh.
User :   So I can check there?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
in who website
Doctor :  
but there is no need
User :   Thanks doctor!
User :   :)
User :   That reassured me.
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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