Free to Schenectady County Residents
Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets and dogs in Schenectady on April 15. The clinic is free to Schenectady County residents. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers, and dogs must be leashed. Schenectady County vaccinated a total of 272 dogs and 165 cats at three clinics in 2022.
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.
“Spring is a time when many pets start spending more time outside, which could increase their chances of being exposed to rabies,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “We host free rabies vaccine clinics several times a year throughout the county to make it easier for our residents to keep their pets healthy and safe.”
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Schenectady High School
1445 The Plaza, Schenectady
Schenectady County residents can learn more about rabies or schedule an appointment at https://www.schenectadycounty.com/rabies-vaccine or by calling (518) 386-2818. Appointments are limited.