Hello everyone! I need your advises if weather I should take an anti-rabies vaccine or not. Last night (June 16, 2009), a friend of mine told me that he was scratched (not bitten) by a street cat last week and was worried that the cat might be a carrier of rabies virus and he might be infected too so he decided to take an anti-rabies vaccine. Before, I believe that rabies can only be acquired by being bitten by an animal infected by it but as my friend told me, it can also be acquired by being scratched. That’s why I’m confused now if weather I should take an anti-rabies vaccine or not because I was also scratch by a cat 16 months ago (February 2008). Should I be alarmed? I know that was already a long period of time ago compare to most cases that a vaccine should be take from days to weeks from the time of being bitten (and now, being scratched) but when I search the internet regarding rabies, a possibility of incubation period for rabies might be as long as 2 years (or more) before an infected person feel the symptoms. What should I do? Need your advice and thanks in advance. God bless!