Health Department Offers Low-Cost Rabies Vaccinations for World Rabies Day

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The Harford County Health Department is partnering with 4 Paws Spa and Training Center, Inc. to offer low cost rabies vaccinations in support of World Rabies Day.

World Rabies Day, recognized on September 28th, is a global health observance which began in 2007 to raise awareness about rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “While rabies is a 100% preventable disease, more than 59,000 people die from the disease around the world each year. World Rabies Day is an opportunity to reflect on our efforts to control this deadly disease and remind ourselves that the fight is not yet over.” In recognition of this observance, the Harford County Health Department will conduct a clinic on Saturday, September 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the 4 Paws Spa and Training Center located at 121-A Industry Lane in Forest Hill.

Veterinarians will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets for the low cost of $8.00 per animal. In addition to the vaccinations, $3.00 discounts off “wash and dry self–service” are available to pet owners through 4 Paws Spa and Training Center with the vaccination of a dog, cat, or ferret.

Dan Driscoll, Program Supervisor of the Rabies and Vector Control Program states, “We are delighted to continue this important partnership with 4 Paws Spa and Training Center and its owner, Robin Greenwood, for our 12th consecutive year. Without their cooperation and support, this very successful annual event would not be possible.”

For more information about this event or topic, visit www.harfordcountyhealth.com or contact the Harford County Health Department’s Rabies and Vector Control Program at 410-877-2316.

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