Madison County Health Department’s last Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic for 2020 is Saturday, October 17th, 2020 by appointment from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Madison Central School at 7303 State Route 20 in the Town of Madison.
Appointments are required as we adapt to the new health and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Without an appointment, we will not be able to vaccinate your pet at this clinic. Only pet owners with appointments will be allowed to participate. Appointments are limited to 200 by 10/14.. Appointment times are scheduled to reduce wait times and prevent traffic back-ups. Please do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
- Remain in your vehicle with your windows up for your safety as well as for the safety of clinic staff until directed.
- A face covering must be worn by all persons in the vehicle upon arrival.
- 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. Watch for future clinic announcements at the Health Departments website healthymadisoncounty.org and on the Madison County New York Facebook page. 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.