Q. Will antirabies vaccination cause any side effect when there is no dog bite?

Answered by
Dr. Deepak Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 25, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jul 26, 2019

Hi doctor,

My child has a wound in his inner part of the foot. He is 3.6 years old. He is saying that a puppy bites him and also says injured from stone. We are confused and visited a doctor. He advised us to four doses of injection. Will it cause any side effect when there is no dog bite?

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Paediatrics
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Hi,

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  • If you are in doubt that dog bite has occurred or not, then it is always advisable to give the antirabies vaccine.
  • There is no harm in giving an antirabies vaccine. You should give anti-rabies vaccine because rabies is a fatal disease once it occurs and there is no treatment for that.
  • It is always advisable to give antirabies vaccine even if you are in doubt. Take care.

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