Pet Scratch: Vaccine Regimen and Concern

Pet Scratch: Vaccine Regimen and Concern
Published on, 26 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Jose Ignacio Artero Muñoz and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I got scratched on my leg by my pet, and since it had previously bitten me, I am currently undergoing a vaccination regimen. I am currently on the 3rd to 4th dose of the vaccine. Should I receive an additional dose of the vaccine due to the recent scratch?

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

You do not need to receive any additional vaccine doses. However, in addition to the vaccine, you must undergo antibiotic treatment with Amoxicillin-Clavulanic 875/125, taking three tablets a day for a duration of 10 days.

 

Thanks


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