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Can i stop to take rabipur if i feel better after 3 doses ?

hello my daughter was bitten by our neighbor s dog.she received 3 doses of rabipur it is her schedule of 4th dose today and the dog is doing well the doctor advised to discontinue giving the vaccine we just want to be sure.should we continue or not?thank you
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I advise you to take the complete schedule of vaccination.

This is because it becomes a sort of pre exposure prophylaxis.

Next time if there is a dog bite you need not take the complete vaccination and only post exposure prophylaxis is required.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Maruti Karale's  Response
Hello!

Thanks for the query.

It is better to complete full course vaccination .Antibody response to vaccine start developing in first seven days of vaccination.But this antibody response will not be adequate for current infection and for future protection.

If you complete rabies vaccination schedule this time,you will be protected from infection till next one year.

Hope this helps you.
Thank you.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

NO
Any immunisation course should not be stopped midway
The protection will not be complete or assured...
Rabies is 100% fatal - there is no treatment - it can be prevented; it can not be cured...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response
hi ,
welcome to HCM
YOU MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE OF VACCINE IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY CONDITION(like misguidence by doctor) AS IN FUTURE IF ANY BITE OCCOUR THEN YOU WILL HAVE TAKE FULL COURSE AGAIN.
THANKS.
Answered: Wed, 3 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,AAren,
thanks for query,
As dog is well and alive,nothing to worry.
Take 4th dose and forget.
ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 29 Jul 2011
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