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Posted on: March 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Rabies Clinic- April 9 in Whitehall

Rabies Whitehall 4-2022

Washington County Department of Public Health has announced their first Rabies Clinic of the Season-By Appointment Only.  

For the convenience of local pet owners, Washington County Public Health continues to conduct free rabies clinics that routinely are held from March through November annually. There is no charge for the vaccination, however donations are accepted.

The first "Drive-Thru" Rabies Clinic (By Appointment Only) will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the Whitehall Town Highway Garage, 10072 State Route 4, Whitehall, NY.

You MUST register for the Clinic: Registration will take place Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm by calling 518-746- 2400. Registration will end on Wednesday April 6th at 3:30pm or sooner, if appointments are filled before then.

Check the schedule for future dates and locations. 2022 Rabies Schedule PDF

Keep the following in mind if you attend the Rabies Clinics:

  • Clinic is By Appointment ONLY.
  • Masks are required and should be worn the entire time.
  • Do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 
  • Must stay in vehicle until instructed to get pet out.
  • Pets/Owners are not allowed to walk around at the clinic site.
  • Have pets relieve themselves before arriving to clinic. 
  • Proof of their previous vaccination will need to be provided prior to clinic. (Tags do not count as proof of vaccination, you need the paperwork.)  Note: You can still register if you don't have the paperwork, however, your vaccination will be marked as a 1 year vaccination until you send proof of the previous vaccination.  Once proof of previous vaccination is produced, the vaccination will be changed to a 3 year vaccination.
  • Leave pets in your vehicle until it is their turn for vaccination.
  • All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.
  • All Dogs and Cats should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated one year later, then every three years thereafter.
  • Ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated yearly thereafter.


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