Posted 6/11/2019 7:18 PM (GMT -6)
Given it was a tick and in Virginia, if it were me, there's no question I'd take antibiotics as a precaution. There are so many things ticks can carry, of course, Lyme is only one possibility.
Following a bite, once that brief window of time is gone, one doesn't get a second chance to go back in time and take antibiotics and have the same effect.
Again, this is just my non-medical opinion. Had I never been bitten myself, I may have had a different opinion.