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Niagara County Department of Health offers free drive-thru rabies immunization clinic in Wilson

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Mon, Jun 15th 2020 12:25 pm

By appointment only

The Niagara County Department of Health, in partnership with the Niagara County Veterinary Society, will hold a free “drive-thru” rabies immunization clinic from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

To ensure the health and safety of all participants during the COVID-19 response, the health department has a new two-part appointment process to gather information and schedule. Only clients that have completed the process and have an appointment will be served and all others will be turned away.

Participants should arrive no more than five minutes prior to their appointment time.

The appointment-only rabies immunization clinic will be at the Town of Wilson Highway Garage 3356 Wilson-Cambria Road. Appointments and pre-registration must be completed by July 9 by following the instructions found at: https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Environmental-Health/Rabies/Rabies-Clinic and completing the two steps of the appointment process. For those that do not have access to a computer, call 716-439-7490 to receive an appointment over the phone.

Upon arrival, staff will instruct people where to go and when to open the vehicle door. Once directed to do so, people must ensure their animals are properly restrained and then bring them out of the vehicle and to the immunization station. Paperwork will already be printed and available.

All persons must be wearing a face mask when attending the rabies immunization clinic.

By law, all cats, dogs and domesticated ferrets must have a current rabies vaccination from 4 months of age and on. Cats and dogs receiving immunization without proof of a previous rabies immunization will receive a certificate valid only for one year. Cats and dogs with proof of previous rabies immunizations will receive a certificate valid for three years. Ferrets must receive vaccinations annually, regardless of previous immunization.

For more information on the Niagara County Department of Health rabies immunization clinic, contact the environmental health division at 716-439-7490.

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