Q. Is it necessary to get rabies vaccine after dog scratch?

Answered by
Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

I had a dog scratch. Stray dog accidently tripped over my legs and his foot bruised over mine. No cut, no blood. Do I need rabies vaccine?

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query carefully, I just want to confirm that is there any blood from the scratches over your skin? Wash the scratches with soap and plenty of water. If possible provide a image of scratches to me so that I can conclude and if possible watch over the dog for 10 days.


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Thank you doctor,

There was no blood at all. Infact after washing, skin was exactly normal.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There is no need of anti-rabies vaccine. For your safety, take a TT injection only.


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