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DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic

Submitted by gallagha on Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:56

 

Rabies Immunization Clinic Scheduled for November 6th in Jamestown

 

Pre-Registration for this Clinic is Required

 

 

Pictured above, a veterinarian administering a vaccination.

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced a free rabies vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Taylor Training Center, 240 Harrison St. in Jamestown, N.Y.

 

Animals must be pre-registered to receive vaccinations.  Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older.

 

The City of Jamestown and the Chautauqua County Department of Health will co-sponsor the event.  Dr. Gregory Hoyt will be the attending veterinarian.

 

You must pre-register online at https://on.ny.gov/2YPapGT

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There are a limited number of spots available at the clinic, so pet owners should pre-register online as soon as possible.  If you register but decide not to attend the event, please cancel your appointment so the spot is available for another pet.  You can cancel appointments via the appointment confirmation email or call Chautauqua County Department of Health at (716) 753-4481.

 

Pet owners will bring their pets into the building at their scheduled appointment time.  Unvaccinated people must wear facemasks. Please follow all Covid-19 and social distancing measures established at the clinic.

 

Pet owners must bring previous rabies vaccination records for each animal receiving a shot to ensure proper and effective vaccination; clinic staff will confirm previous rabies vaccination records.  To reduce the risk of animals escaping from pet owners and animal handlers, all dogs must be on a leash (small dogs may be in a carrier) and all cats must be in carriers (with one cat per carrier).

 

New York State Public Health Law requires each dog, cat, and domesticated ferret over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and county residents are encouraged to be responsible pet owners by having their pets vaccinated.

 

Rabies is a very serious disease of warm-blooded animals caused by a virus. Raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes are common disease carriers. The virus is transmitted to humans and animals through saliva and it can enter the body from a bite, scratch, scrape or open cut. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and can cause brain swelling and ultimately death within days of the onset of symptoms.

 

For more information about the clinic and rabies in general, visit https://chqgov.com/environmental-health/rabies-prevention  or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4481.

 

 

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