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Posted on: March 21, 2021

Madison County's 2021 Schedule of Rabies Clinics

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Madison County Health Department's 2021 Schedule of Drive-Up Rabies Clinics

Madison County Health Department offering Drive-Up Rabies Vaccination Clinics by appointment during 2021.

Madison County residents may schedule their pet’s appointment online. Advance appointments are required and are limited to 200.  Pets will not be vaccinated without an appointment.

 “We look forward to continuing to offer drive-thru clinics that are convenient and less stressful for pets,” said Environmental Health Director Aaron Lazzara.

  • Only pet owners with appointments will be allowed to participate. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for your appointment time or you may be asked to wait. 
  • A face covering must be worn by all persons in the vehicle. 
  • Remain in your vehicle with your windows up for your safety as well as for the safety of clinic staff until directed.
  • Pets MUST be properly restrained using a leash and collar, harness, cage or pet carrier.

Vaccinations are free to Madison County residents. Voluntary donations of $5.00 per pet 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 within 5 days 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. 

For assistance with appointment scheduling, call 315-366-2526 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm).

Go to Madison County Health Department’s rabies webpage to schedule an appointment and to view the complete list of 2021 clinics: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/440/Rabies-Clinics 

> Click here to make an appointment online


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