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How long after a cat bite should one have Rabies vaccine?

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Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein

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Posted on Thu, 15 Sep 2016 in Infections
Question: Please let me know
1. How long after a cat bite, is it safe to wait for an anti rabies?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ideally within 24 hours

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin should be ideally taken within24 hours but if this I'd missed,it should be taken within 4 days. However,if this is not done and person or animal has no signs of disease,then it is not required to be vaccinated. Wish you good health. Regards
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