Bristol Hill Hosts Subsequent Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets Aug. 10

Bristol Hill Hosts Subsequent Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets Aug. 10

July 29, 2022

There are only a few alternatives left within the 12 months for pet house owners to carry their pets to an Oswego County rabies vaccination clinic. The well being division holds its subsequent clinic from 6 to eight pm on Wednesday, Aug. 10 on the Bristol Hill Strong Waste Facility positioned at 3125 NYS Rte. 3, Fulton.

“The rabies virus stays energetic year-round and might infect any mammal,” mentioned Judy Grandy, director of Environmental Well being for the Oswego County Well being Division. “The virus is sort of all the time deadly if left untreated. Immunizing your pets is the best safety from rabies virus.”

Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 4, residents can name 315-349-3564 to schedule an appointment for the Aug. 10 clinics. Appointments shall be scheduled clinic-by-clinic and bulletins shall be made earlier than every clinic about when the appointment telephone line will open.

The telephone line for appointments shall be open weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm till all appointments are stuffed. Please don’t name the after-hours answering service to schedule an appointment for the rabies clinic.

Those that are unable to maintain their appointments are requested to name again and cancel it, in order that others could have the chance to schedule one of many restricted appointments.

The next protocols shall be in impact in any respect clinics:

  • Don’t attend the clinic when you or your pet is unwell.
  • There’s a restrict of 4 pets per household. Solely the people dealing with the animals ought to attend the clinic. Younger kids will not be really useful to enter the constructing until completely crucial. If kids are left within the automobile, they need to be correctly supervised.
  • Folks should management their pets always. Pets have to be caged and/or leashed with a set size not than six toes. Cats and ferrets ought to be in a service.
  • Attendees are requested to reach not more than 10 minutes early to their appointment and comply with indicators and directions from clinic employees.

The New York State Public Well being Legislation requires that every one canine, cats, and ferrets be vaccinated in opposition to rabies. The primary rabies vaccine ought to be given at three months of age. Ferrets have to be vaccinated yearly. Canine and cats require a second vaccination inside one 12 months of the primary, and each three years thereafter.

There’s a recommended donation of $7 per pet.

All animal bites, whether or not from a home animal or wildlife, ought to be reported to the Oswego County Well being Division as quickly as doable. Well being Division employees will work with residents and well being care suppliers to find out if rabies therapy is required.

To report an animal chew or search steerage regarding potential exposures to rabies, name the Oswego County Well being Division at 315-349-3557, weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm; or at 315-341-0086 after common enterprise hours, weekends, and holidays. Please don’t name the after-hours quantity to make a rabies vaccination appointment. Use it just for incidents involving potential publicity.

Further details about rabies could be discovered at https://well being.oswegocounty.com/packages/environmental1/rabies_program2.php and www.cdc.gov/rabies.