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I'm currently in Istanbul. Yesterday afternoon i went to get a pre-exposure rabies vaccine, as I'm travelling to South America soon. The doctor said the treatment was 4 shots, and gave the the first two on the spot - one in each arm. The doctor's english was limited, so it was a litttle confusing. I am thinking she actually gave me the post-exposure shots - does this matter?
Now I have a high fever, chills, aches and super sensitive skin... Will I have the same reaction when I receive my 2nd and 3rd shots?

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    Probably :(

    Though if you are experiencing such severe reactions it is a good idea to see a DR again.

    I felt as though I was beaten with a baseball bat and I had a fever and chills/hot sweats for a couple of days.

    Drink HEAPS of water, keep hydrated and you should have milder symptoms for the next two shots. almost 10 years ago

    Answered by PHIL via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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