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 November 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Health Department (Human Services Center) located at 319 N. Graham-Hopedale Road in Burlington.

The cost of the rabies shot at the clinic will be $5.00 per pet- cash only. 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.

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.

To date, there have been three confirmed cases of rabies in 2021 for Alamance County. In 2020, there were three 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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