The Effect Of Being Late For The Anti-rabies Vaccine After Being Bitten By A Monkey?
My child was bitten by a monkey but he was given a tetanus injection with the Veroreb vaccine on the 1st and then he was told to take another injection on the 8th, now the problem is that my son hasn’t been injected yesterday because the vaccine ran out … My question is whether it’s okay if you miss a veroreb vaccine, the problem is It’s now on the 9th and I’ve contacted the hospital but the vaccine is still empty so where do you go ??
Hello Mr. Fitsher,
Thank you for the question.
Verorab is an anti-rabies vaccine. People who have been bitten by an animal suspected of rabies must know whether the animal (dogs, cats, and monkeys / monkeys) died within 10-14 days. If it is not known or the animal runs away, then it must be known whether the wound is at risk of being rabies or not. Anti-rabies vaccine should be given to all people who come in contact with animals with rabies. The doses are given 3 times, namely on day 0, day 7, and day 21 or day 28. The delay in vaccine administration can be tolerated 2 days from the existing schedule. So, it is necessary to remember which vaccine is late at this time. After giving the 21st day or 28th day, the vaccine is given strengthening at 1 year and continued with the vaccine every 5 years.
Late vaccination will certainly reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine. Things that need to be considered: the child does not want to eat or drink, avoids light, salivates a lot, and has seizures immediately be taken to the nearest hospital.
That is my explanation, hopefully it can answer your question.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono