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Schenectady County Announces Drive Thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets

Schenectady County Rabies Vaccine Clinic for Pets

Free to Schenectady County Residents

Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets and dogs in Princetown on November 5. The clinic is free to Schenectady County residents. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers, and dogs must be leashed.

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) transitioned to electronic registration and a drive-thru clinic model to continue providing rabies vaccines to pets during the pandemic. Residents register online for an appointment time and provide information about their animals. This allows SCPHS to create a vaccination certificate for each scheduled pet. The new model has reduced stress on animals and wait times and allowed residents with more than one type of pet to receive vaccines during the same appointment.

“Dogs, cats and ferrets can be exposed to rabies through contact with wild animals, including raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, and rodents,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “This free clinic is an easy way for Schenectady County residents to keep their pets up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations to help keep them healthy and safe.”

Event Information

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Princetown Town Hall

                 165 Princetown Plaza

                 Schenectady, NY 12306

Schenectady County residents can learn more about rabies or schedule an appointment at, or by calling (518) 386-2818. Appointments are limited.