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How to Deal with Animal Bites | Rabies Awareness Month 2024

Updated: Mar 24

Rabies Awareness Month

March is Rabies Awareness Month according to Executive Order No.84, series of 1999 (DILG). Rabies is a human infection that occurs after a transdermal bite or scratch by an infected animal, usually a dog or cat. Although it is 100% fatal, it is 100% preventable.

Contrary to popular belief, not all animal bites and scratches need anti-rabies vaccine. Rabies vaccines are recommended only if you get bitten or scratched by the following animals:

  • Dogs

  • Cats

  • Cattles

  • Pigs

  • Horses

  • Monkeys

  • Bats


What to do when I get bitten/scratched?

  • Wash the affected area with running water and soap for a minimum of 15 minutes

  • Visit an Animal Bite Professional immediately in any of the following institutions:

    • Animal Bite Clinics (ABC) - owned by private companies

    • Animal BIte Treatment Centers (ABTC) - government-owned

    • Any hospital Emergency Room - can either be private or government-owned

What will happen to me at the Animal Bite Clinic?

  • The doctor categorizes the bite/scratch area based on location, depth, extent, and any bleeding

  • What else should I be mentioning to the doctor?

    • Age and vaccination status of the biting animal

    • Allergies to any food or medication

    • Previous rabies and tetanus immunizations, and if completed or not

  • Depending on the category, you may

    • Be sent home (Category I)

    • Receive an Anti-rabies vaccine (Category II)

    • Receive a combination Anti-rabies vaccine and Rabies Immunoglobulin (Category III)


What should I do after the visit at the clinic?

  • Observe the biting animal for 14 days, and report any changes in behavior in the animal to the healthcare team

  • Promptly follow the schedule of your Anti-rabies shots as it may take a total of 3-4 doses to be completely immunized for Rabies

Animal Bite Clinic in Esteban Abada, Loyola Heights

If you want to ensure that you are protected from rabies, you may also avail our pre-exposure anti-rabies shot for only P850. Our pre-exposure anti-rabies vaccine eliminates the need for rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) in case of a biting incident and reduces post-exposure vaccine regimen from 5 to just 3 shots. If you are bitten or scratched by your pet, get vaccinated immediately for as low as P1100. This vaccine package is inclusive of a 1st visit package that includes consultation and 1st dose of anti-rabies vaccine. Note that actual rate depends on bite category.


HOME SERVICE

A minimum of Php 200 home service fee will be charged per household for home service. Message us with your location to confirm the final rate.


WALK-IN

  • The CIF Central Bite Clinic is located at 41-F Esteban Abada Loyola Heights Quezon City.

  • Landmarks: Behind McDonald's Katipunan and beside 7-11

  • To get there, pin CIF CENTRAL MEDICAL CLINIC using Google Maps or Waze.

  • If commuting, you may walk or ride a tricycle from LRT 2 Katipunan Station (North Entrance).


Message us to book an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!

📍Location: 41-F Esteban Abada Loyola Heights Katipunan, Quezon City

🕔 Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday 8AM - 5PM | Saturday 8AM - 4PM

📞Contact No: 0969-1197955 (SMART) | 0995-3022232 (GLOBE)

Facebook: CIF Central Corp.

Instagram: @cifcentralcorp

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