BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department will be hosting a rabies vaccination clinic on October 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Environmental Health Office at 209 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd. in Burlington.

“Vaccination will protect your pets and your families,” states Environmental Health Director, Carl Carroll. “This is a great opportunity to take advantage of low-cost rabies shots.”

The cost of the rabies shot at the clinic will be $5.00 per pet. Pet owners attending the vaccination clinic are reminded to keep dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.

There have been six confirmed rabies cases thus far in 2013.  There were six total rabies cases in Alamance County for 2012.  There were a total of 432 rabies cases statewide in 2012.

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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