- Aug 31, 2001
- South Bend, Indiana (near)
- Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
A priest that I knew said when he was home from college working on his family farm for the summer, he felt something moving around his pant cuff by his shoe. He flicked his foot around and a bat fell out of his pants cuff. He rolled up his pants leg and his leg was bleeding. He had to get the shots. It was in the early 60s. He said back then they gave the series of many shots in a circle around his belly button. He said the skin on his stomach turned black, and, it was quite painful and unpleasant.I had an uncle (RIP) who was trapping animals for their hides; this was back in the 40's, during the war. He was skinning a skunk, that it turns out wasn't really dead, and it bit him. He had to take a series of shots; in those days, they gave the shots in the stomach. No fun to hear him tell it.
The shots my family and I had to get were nothing like that at all.
The doctor said if you know you have a bite area, they give you the immune globulin shots around the bite area, then the rabies vaccine in the arm in either a 4 or 5 shot series (My kids and I had the 5 shot series, my wife had the 4). If you don't have an obvious bite area (like us), they give you the globulin shots in your thighs and buttocks.