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Child bitten by dog. Three vaccine doses taken. Need for other two doses? Is it safe?

Dear Doctor, My 6 year old child got bitten by a dog but don t know whether that was rabid or not. Dog could not be traced/confirmed. 0,3,7 doses have been completed by yesterday as per Doctor s suggestion. Now how to go about from here. I m confused-should 14 and 28 doses should be taken or not? If the dog was normal then what would be the side effects in future if these 2 doses are also taken? Will it be safe? Please suggest Sir. Thank you, Raja
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Raja
As you dont know the immunization status of the dog and the dog could not be traced you have to take the 14 and 28 doses as scheduled to get complete protection. Now the available antirabies vaccines are safe and there will be no side effects in future from these two doses
I think my advice has cleared all your doubts.
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Sagar Mhatre's  Response
You should complete course of rabies vaccine, i.e. 0 / 3 /7 / 14/ 28.
If in future your child face same problem , at that time only 3 dose is enough.

"i wish your child good health"
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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