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What is the course of vaccinations for dog bite and how long does its effect last ?

By completing one rabipur course of 3 injections (pre-exposure) and a booster every year - would this protect me against a bite by a rabid dog???
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
First of all I would like to inform you that Rabies is the ultimate fatal disease where post-exposure vaccine is the only treatment(sometimes along with immmunoglobulin).When any rabitic animal(dog,monkey,cat,wild rodent etc.)bites then vaccination should be started immediately.In your case two dose of vaccine is need. and
This will be repeated in every subsequent bite.
Thanking you.
Answered: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Samyak Sahu's  Response
3 doses of vaccine with yearly booster is not sufficient to protect you against bite by rabid dog, though you need not take the immunoglobulin anymore. if you are bitten by a rabid dog then you just need two booster doses of rabipur on day 0 and day 3.
Answered: Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Ketan Vagholkar's  Response
No not in any way. Rabipur is a vaccine used for postexposure prophylaxis provided the dog which injured you was not rabid. If the dog was rabid then you need to take vaccination plus immunoglobulins as well.
Answered: Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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