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Discussion: Rabies Jab

in: tommig; tommig > 2016-05-16

May 17, 2016 8:15 PM # 
Scrappy Doo:
I assume I don't need that for Finland?!!!!
May 17, 2016 10:23 PM # 
No, according to my cousin who is a vet, unless you are planning to cuddle raccoondogs in the border forests or kiss puppies that have been smuggled from India, you should be OK.

I just had it as I was getting my TBE jabs and they told me it lasts 10 years and I travel a lot to a lot of countries where rabies is prevalent.

The first nurse told me I definitely needed it for Finland, I told her that was bollocks and refused it, the second nurse told me that I was right and I definitely didn't need it for Finland, so I started thinking, well, while I am here.... I think maybe they good cop bad copped me....!!
May 18, 2016 5:33 AM # 
Scrappy Doo:
Did you actually use those words in response to nurse 1?!
May 18, 2016 10:13 PM # 
Well yes, she told me that rabies was definitely in Finland so I said "bollocks, your map on the wall shows it as a rabies free country" to which she said it was an old map and they get all the updates, so I pointed out that the copyright date was 2014 so it can't be that old, and given that I read the Finnish papers everyday I would probably notice an outbreak of rabies in the last 2 years..... the nurse the next time around was much nicer, and explained it all in a way that I understood and believed.....

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