question-icon

What are the repercussion of delaying 4th rabies vaccine by 3 days?

default
Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I missed my 4th rabies vaccine by 3 days. Am I going to die? What should I do?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get the 4 th dose at the earliest.

Detailed Answer:
Hi .

I understand your concern.

No you will not die.

Do not be scared.

In case if you have not taken your 4 dose by scheduled time,I advise you to take it immediately at the earliest.

This will continue the protection against the virus.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (15 minutes later)
I'm not in the same city as the doctor who started the treatment. So a doctor here in my current city is refusing to take the 4th shot saying it's unnecessary since I only got a shallow scratch.

How true is this? Should I try another hospital?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
4 doses provide 100% protection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

3 doses provide 95% protection.

For 100% protection you need to take the 4th dose.

I advise you to go for the 4 th dose.

Please check in another hospital if possible.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (33 hours later)
I took the 4th dose yesterday. I hope I get to live. Thank you doctor.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take care

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,

Its good that you have taken the 4th dose.

Take care.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Prasanna Heijebu

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 1422 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What are the repercussion of delaying 4th rabies vaccine by 3 days?

Brief Answer: Get the 4 th dose at the earliest. Detailed Answer: Hi . I understand your concern. No you will not die. Do not be scared. In case if you have not taken your 4 dose by scheduled time,I advise you to take it immediately at the earliest. This will continue the protection against the virus. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.