Anti rabies for rat bite

I got a rat bite a week ago...I went to the doc and got a tetanus injection. He said I did not require an anti rabies injection. Is it alright if I haven't taken anti rabies shots?
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Dr. Chethan R S
Bangalore | General Physician

INR 250 for 24 hrs

Hello there...., You may not need rabies prophylaxis immune globulin or vaccine...this is because rodents like rats or squirrels are not considered rabies vectors.. they don't survive long enough after an attack by a rabid animal to incubate and spread rabies...... but if you notice pus, significant swelling of the area, or redness or pain extending away from the area....., consult your Physician as there could be an secondary bacterial infection.....
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