Jefferson County appointment only rabies clinic

WATERTOWN, NY — Jefferson County Public Health Service (JCPHS) is offering its second appointment only rabies vaccination in order to adapt to the new health and safety challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rabies clinic will be held Thursday, August 6 5-7pm at the Jefferson County Dog Control. Preregistration is required and appointments are limited.

Residents should pre-register early at www.jcphs.org to reserve their appointment(s).

If you have multiple pets that need vaccination, an appointment is required for EACH pet. Pets must be properly restrained using a leash and collar, harness, cage or pet carrier. Pets must be at least 3 months of age. A second vaccination
must be given within one year of the first, and pets must be actively immunized against rabies thereafter.

Proof of current vaccination is required to qualify for a three-year certificate. If it is not provided, the certificate will be for one year.

To ensure the health and safety of attendees and staff, we require:
 Do not attend the clinic if you are ill.
 Wear a face covering at all times.
 Keep at least 6 feet between people.
 Only one person per pet is preferred, or the absolute minimum to handle multiple pets.

A voluntary donation of $10 per pet is appreciated to help defray clinic costs.
JCPHS is actively planning for additional clinic offerings throughout the summer and fall.

For assistance pre-registering online, call 315-786-3730 (Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm).