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Small child, bitten by a dog, previously bitten, vaccinated. New vaccine dose required?

hello, my son was a 3 year old now, then got bitten with the dog when he was a 2year old, then when we go for the vaccination after 2weeks, the doctor ask me the condition of the dog, then i told that the dog was ok, then he said that nothing 2 worry because the dog was ok and then he did not gave vaccoine to ny son,but this time i was wondering if my son still need a vacination after one year?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Hello there,

I understand your concern for your child. When a child is bitten by a dog, you need to ascertain if the dog is a stray one or a domestic dog which has been vaccinated.

If your child was bitten by a stray dog and the bite was unprovoked, the Rabies vaccine with its allotted schedule is started with immediate effect and the dog is observed for a period of at least 10 days. If the dog remains alive and healthy even after 10 days, there is no need to continue the vaccination as it is unlikely that the dog would have transmitted rabies to the child.

Thats why the doctor asked you to discontinue the vaccine as the dog was still OK.So dont worry your child does not require a complete course of vaccination for this particular incident.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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