After the First Shot, Vaccines Protect Immediately
Animals that have been vaccinated before in their lifetime are considered protected immediately upon receiving subsequent vaccinations. This is true even if there is a lapse between vaccinations.
A Current Vaccination Is Not Enough if Your Pet Is Exposed
Vaccinated animals that have contact with a rabid animal must be re-vaccinated within four days (96 hours) of the exposure. If not, the animal is treated as unvaccinated.
Identify Your Pet
Roaming, unidentified animals that bite someone can be euthanized 72 hours after a bite. Wearing required tags, as well as personal ID tags and microchips, will help protect your pet.