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9 year old had a dog bite. Took TT injection. Need anti-rabies injection? Dog is vaccinated

Hello my daughter 9 yrs. old was playing with neighbour s puppy - 4 months old male lab. who is given two vaccinations till now and most recent is b4 10 days bite her while playing wound was deep but no major blood flow was there. we took her to the local doctor who did dressing , and a tt shot , should we go for anti rabies if dog is vaccinated just b4 10 days
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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I want to share some facts with you
1. Puppy needs first shot of rabies vaccine at age of 3 months, earlier than 12 weeks vaccine may not be effective due to interference by antibodies transferred by mother.
2. Second shot should be given at age of 12 to 16 months.
3. Boosters doses should be given at every 1-3 years as per laws of country.
4. It takes at least 14 days to develop antibodies against rabies after shot of vaccine
Now I come to your question
1.You have not made it clear that when the first dose given to Puppy if it was given before 3 months of age then it was ineffective.
2.Latest dose given only 10 days back and to develop it needs 14 days for 100% protection

So in short I want to say that if the first dose was given to Puppy before the age of 3 months than you SHOULD VACCINATE your chid.
Wishing good health for your family.
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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