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Posted on: June 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Madison County Annouces Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic by Appointment

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June 27th Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic in Wampsville

Madison County Health Department is offering its first Drive-Thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic in order to adapt to the new health and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Madison County Health Department’s first Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic is Saturday, June 27th, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Wampsville Highway Garage, 139 North Court Street in Wampsville. Pre-registration is required. Appointments are limited. Madison County residents should pre-register early to reserve their spot at http://www.health.ny.gov/Go2Clinic/27. If you do not pre-register for an appointment, we will not be able to vaccinate your pet.

“We made the decision to cancel our previously announced schedule of walk-up clinics for 2020 for the health and safety of residents and clinic staff,” said Environmental Health Director Aaron Lazzara “We look forward to begin offering drive-thru clinics that are convenient and less stressful for pets.”

Only pet owners who pre-register in advance will be allowed to participate. Arrive within 10 minutes of your appointment time. Pre-register by June 25th online at http://www.health.ny.gov/Go2Clinic/27

  • Remain in your vehicle with your windows up for your safety as well as for the safety of clinic staff.
  • A face covering must be worn by all persons in the vehicle.
  • Pets MUST be properly restrained using a leash and collar, harness, cage or pet carrier.
  • Vaccinations are free to Madison County residents. Voluntary donations are appreciated to help defray clinic costs. Please bring the exact amount for your donation, as clinic staff will not make change at drive-thru clinics.

Proof of previous vaccination is required to qualify for a three-year certificate. Proof of previous vaccination to be shown through closed vehicle window or submitted after the clinic. Participants will receive their pet’s rabies certificates by email.

Public health law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated by 4 months of age. A second vaccination must be given within one year of the first, and pets must be actively immunized against rabies thereafter. This typically requires a booster vaccination every three years for dogs and cats, and annually for ferrets.

Due to COVID-19, the Madison County Health Department has cancelled its previously released 2020 schedule of walk-up rabies clinics for the year. Madison County Health Department is actively planning for additional drive-thru clinic offerings later in 2020.  For assistance pre-registering online, call 315-366-2526 (Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm).

Visit our rabies webpage https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/440/Rabies-Clinics announcing new drive-thru clinics as they are scheduled.

CLICK HERE to make an appointment
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