Health officials urge residents to keep their pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations

BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department will be hosting a drive-thru rabies vaccination clinic on December 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Environmental Health Office located at 209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road in Burlington.

The cost of the rabies shot at the clinic will be $5.00 per pet. The vaccination clinic will be a drive-thru clinic with all owners staying in their cars. Dogs will be vaccinated in the cars and cats MUST be in carriers that health personnel may take them into the building to be vaccinated.

“This will be the only rabies clinic that the health department will be able to offer this year; we encourage you to take this opportunity to have your pet vaccinated. North Carolina state law states that every owner of a cat or dog over four months of age is required to have the animal vaccinated against rabies,” stated Interim Health Director Alexandria Rimmer.

To date, there have been two confirmed cases of rabies in 2020 for Alamance County. In 2019, there were seven confirmed rabies cases in the county. For more information or questions about rabies control, vaccination requirements, or upcoming clinics, contact the health department’s Environmental Health office at (336) 570-6367.

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