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Health Department to Host Rabies Clinic


Greenup, Kentucky – On Saturday, June 10th, the Greenup County Health Department is hosting a rabies vaccination clinic to vaccinate more pets against the deadly disease. Kentucky law requires all cats, dogs, and ferrets over the age of 4 months to be vaccinated for rabies.

The event will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Greenup County Health Department in Greenup, Kentucky. Rabies vaccine will be available for dogs and cats over 4 months old. One year vaccine is five dollars and a three year booster is fifteen dollars. Dogs can receive a distemper vaccine for twenty-five dollars. Toe nail clipping will also be offered for ten dollars a dog or fifteen dollars for cats.  This event is open to the public and participants do not have to be a resident of Greenup County.

A rabies tag and certificate will be issued on site as proof of vaccination.
Cassie Mace, a Health Educator at the Greenup County Health Department said, “Rabies is a disease that could have catastrophic consequences in our community. By offering a lower cost option, many cats and dogs will be protected from this fatal disease. “

Although the majority of rabies cases occur in wildlife, most humans are exposed to the virus as a result of an encounter with an infected domestic animal. Keeping pets, including cats and dogs, up-to-date on vaccinations, is a primary means of helping to prevent rabies in humans and domestic animals.

“For many people, pets are cherished and loved members of the family,” Mace said. “Speaking with a veterinarian about keeping current with vaccination not only helps to make sure they are free from disease, but also reduces the risk of exposure for all family members.”

For additional information on the rabies clinic, please call the Greenup County Health Department at (606) 473-9838.


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