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What are the side effects of anti rabies vaccine?

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I am not sure whether my son had a scratch from monkey or not . Should i go ahead with anti rabies vaccine . Are there any potentially dangerous side effects of the vaccine?
Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 in Vaccinations
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 29 minutes later
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Go ahead with vaccination

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Dear Mr XXXXXX

As you are doubtful about whether there was scratch or not, it is advisable to give benefit of doubt and consider there has been exposure. It is advisable to go ahead with Rabies vaccination. Present generation vero cell cultured vaccine are very SAFE . Also the benefits are more compared to getting Rabies.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.


Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak XXXXXXX
MBBS, MS, MCh
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon
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Follow-up: What are the side effects of anti rabies vaccine? 2 hours later
Should I go for 0,3,7,14 schedule or go for the 28 day also for my child.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Complete immunisation is recommended

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Dear XXXXX


Complete immunisation that is 0 3 7 14 and 28 is recommended.

Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak
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