I was bitten by my dog accidentally
June 6, 2011 11:15am CST
I was bitten by my dog accidentally. I'm wondering if you now a hospital o clinic that offers free anti rabies shot. I was already given anti tetanus and passive and active anti rabies shot. Those are covered in my card, but the succeeding shots are no longer covered. I went to this hospital nearby, I was informed it is around 1200 php, the other clinic offers around 600 php. Can you recommend any clinics? I'm from Manila and Rizal.
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7 Jun 11
Uhm, for government hospitals, I think they won't ask you to pay for their services, but you have to buy the vaccine, which is worth around Php1200. But the vaccine is good for 2 people, and it cannot be stored so it's better if she could find a partner.
7 Jun 11
Hi chiwasaki! You should go to your town's municipal health office/center. They always offer anti-rabies shots but I think they are not for free. However, they should be cheaper than any private clinics. Why were you bitten? How were you bitten? I have never been bitten by a dog and I'm thankful for that. I have witnessed someone getting bitten and it's truly scary. The woman was crying and the dog wouldn't let go of her arm. When the dog finally let go, they immediately put garlic, I think it was garlic into the dog bite. They say the garlic sips off the rabies. I don't know if it has medical basis, you know how people in the provinces are. Well, I hope you get well soon.
23 Sep 11
Hi secretbear! I actually went to the town center. They said that they won't be able to give me shot since the first anti rabies shot is different from what they are using. They are using Rabiefur something and I was initially injected with Rabievax.
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7 Jun 11
Hi. How long have you been beaten by your dog? In my experience, if you treat your dog gently, your dog will never bite you. But if so, don't worry to much. A dog with good treatment do not have such rabies. And if you have bitten for more than 12 hours and you are still fine, so the dog is OK. A house dog usually don't have rabies. I have two dogs, and when I play with them, they bite me. I am OK till now. Thanks.
7 Jun 11
I think it would be better to stay in the clinic / hospital where you had your first shots. In that way they can monitor your "progress" more efficiently. I was also bitten accidentally by my pets. Yes, pets. And yes, it connotes not only once, not twice, but thrice. The first one was when I fed my dog, the freak dog accidentally bit me, thinking my finger is still part of the dish. The second one I was bitten by my cat while playing. Third one, I was again bitten by my car while petting it. So one can tell me jokingly that I am a hustler in rabies shots, hahaha. But in all cases, I had myself vaccinated on the same clinic where I had my first vaccine. At least they can monitor me well, and I can be assure that there will be no influx of allergies upon every shot because I am well monitored. For every shot I spend around 600. But there's a trick. Actually it is 1200 per vaccine. But the med for the vaccine is good for two people, so when I am in the clinic I look for people who got bitten to and ask them if we could "corroborate" and chip in to the 1200 vaccine. That makes my spending 600 only! Hope you'll be fine soon.
7 Jun 11
Our dog bit my brother years ago and I remember he went to San Lazaro to get free anti-rabies shots. I think it was given to him gradually as he kept going to that place for the shots. Luckily, our dog didn't have rabies because we give him his shots every year.
6 Jun 11
Get the shots as soon as possible! This is cause for alarm! May I ask, is the dog vaccinated? I know somebody who spent more or less PHP6000 for the shots after she was accidentally bitten by a puppy. How's the wound? Have you consulted a doctor already?