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Scratched by pet cat on face. Taken anti-rabies shots, scratched again. Repeat vaccinations?

Hi, i got scratched by our cat a month and half ago, i got series of anti rabies shots, and HRIG because because i was scratched on face as well. I cat lived after the observation period so didnt need to finish all shots. YEsterday, i got scratched again by the same cat in my left arm . Do i need to take another series of shots? read couple of internet articles that im still immune to rabies? is that correct.. my pet is a house cat, i dont think its infected but i want peace of mind... :)
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
YOU HAVE TAKEN RABIES VACCINE AT LEAST THREE DAYS (0,3, 7) AND YOUR CAT DID NOT DIED WITHIN 10 DAYS - SO THIS WAS SUSPECTED THAT YOUR CAT WAS NOT SOURCE OF RABIES
BUT YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED YOUR FULL VACCINATION SCHEDULE
THIS SCHEDULE DID NOT FIT IN PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS
EVEN AFTER SAME ANIMAL BITE - THIS NEED TO REPEAT VACCINATION
SECOND OPTION IS GET YOUR ANTIBODY LEVEL IF THIS IS MORE THAN 0.5 IU/ML GET VACCINATION DONE URGENTLY
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response
hello

thanks for writing

you should get a complete post exposure prophylaxis

thinking that your cat is not infected may not suffice

get a schedule of 0,3,7,14,30

next time you get bitten by any cat or dog etc....you can get 0 and 3 day dose of antirabies vaccine......

hope this helps

take care
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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