Patient :I had a bat fly into my car the other night it ended up flying into me.. I grabbed it and threw it towards the back of my car to get it away from me. I was not bitten or scratched my question is should i go get a rabies vaccine?
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I understand your concern.
If you are sure that the bat was not able to cause any cuts or scratches then the vaccination won't be required.
Only when he bat bites someone or scratches the skin causing epithelial later cell loss, there are chances of the virus being transmitted, otherwise there is no need of the vaccine.
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