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my cousin's dog just bit me a couple of times today and he just got vaccinated for rabies today. can i stil get infected? help please

The dog bit me but it isnt too deep. he just got vaccinated for rabies today but im not sure if i can get infected or not. and also are there any chances i can get tetanus?
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Dr. Yan Y T
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Dear @emscaredplshelp. Vaccination takes 1-2 weeks before immunity develops. Yes, you can still get infected by an animal which carries rabies if vaccination was only performed on the dog that day. If in doubt, it is best to seek medical attention and consider getting rabies immunoglobulin injection near the wound to prevent the virus from infecting you.
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