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Should I Take Anti Rabies Vaccination After The Dog Bite?

hello, our dog was injected an anti rabies last june and he was bitten my son 5 days ago, is it safe for my son not to take an anti rabies immunization again? last year he already bitten and i seek the doctor for anti rabies and he gave him 3shots of vaccine anti tetanus, first shot of anti rabies and we proceed to day 3,day 7,day 21, and we did not proceed to day 28 because they are both ok. every year my dog has a regular anti rabies vaccine and a complete immunization by her veterinary.. i just wondering if my son need an anti rabies again? thank you
Mon, 3 Nov 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

As your son was bitten by your pet vaccinated dog and also previously vaccinated against rabies with three shots of anti rabies vaccine.

Dog is a known reservoir of rabies virus and can transmit rabies by biting, which is 100% fatal but 100% preventable by proper and adequate treatment.

your son will be identified has Re-Exposure according to WHO categories and he requires two shots of anti rabies vaccine on days 0 and 3.

Day 0 is the day of first of anti rabies vaccine. I would suggest you to consult your doctor for taking these two shots of anti rabies vaccines.
Thank you.
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Should I Take Anti Rabies Vaccination After The Dog Bite?

Hello, Welcome to HCM, As your son was bitten by your pet vaccinated dog and also previously vaccinated against rabies with three shots of anti rabies vaccine. Dog is a known reservoir of rabies virus and can transmit rabies by biting, which is 100% fatal but 100% preventable by proper and adequate treatment. your son will be identified has Re-Exposure according to WHO categories and he requires two shots of anti rabies vaccine on days 0 and 3. Day 0 is the day of first of anti rabies vaccine. I would suggest you to consult your doctor for taking these two shots of anti rabies vaccines. Thank you.