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I have taken 4 doses of antirabies vaccine for animal bite from a government hospital. But my question is that how long will it work in my body. If any dog or cat bites in future do I need to get vaccine again. How long does this type of vaccine work in human body?

1 Doctor Answered
In future, if there is re-exposure, you need to take the vaccine again but the no of doses of rabies vaccine will get reduce. Again for this you need to take booster doses every year.
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