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What are the side effects of PCEC rabies vaccine ?

hi...my son 12 yrs old was playing with a 4 months street dog. he came back with a small scratch . i had a doubt that it was caused by the dog so i visited the doctor and my son was vaccinated PCEC rabies vaccine . four dosoes have been completed in a gap of 0-3-7-14 days.Is there a need to give another ?? Are there any side effects of the vaccine?? kindly advice vinita,India
Mon, 9 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Snehanik,
Welcome to HCM,
Usually there is no side effects of ARV.
But some time one gets skin irritation,scab,ulcers lump,hair fall on the site of injection site.
ok and bye.
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Dr. dhara shah's  Response
hi welcome to hcm.see total 5 doses are there .last one on 21 day which remains .if you complete the course then no need to worry about it.no there is no side effect of vaccine it gives immunity to your child.
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Rashmi M Keshavamurthy's  Response
If u have watched the dog for 10 days after the bite ,and its healthy or it is vaccinated, then no need of the 5th dose. But if u dont know the status of the dog then u should complete all the 5 doses.Side effects are very rare and allergic reactions like itching ,skin rashes can occur as soon as the inj is given at the first inj itself.So relax and get him the 5th dose as well.
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What are the side effects of PCEC rabies vaccine ?

Hi,Snehanik, Welcome to HCM, Usually there is no side effects of ARV. But some time one gets skin irritation,scab,ulcers lump,hair fall on the site of injection site. ok and bye.