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Bitten by dog, broken skin, no bleeding. Tetanus shot taken. Chances of infection?

hi, i was bitten by a dog, he was just being playful but he broke the skin, blood was visible but it didnt actually bleed at all, i have never been imunised at all, but the first of three teatnus and diptheeria shots roughly an hour after the bite . the local doctor also cleaned to surface wound. i am fifteen. should i be worried about teatnus?
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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Its good that you had taken a shot of tetanus, so you need not worry about tetanus.
But you need to worry about rabies if it was a street dog. If you can keep a watch on the dog than kindly do that, or otherwise consult your doctor regarding antirabies vaccine.
Take care.
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