Watertown Health Department Hosting Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats

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The Watertown Health Department will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Watertown Administration Building, 149 Main Street, Lower Level.

The cost is $10.00 per animal.

Cats will be vaccinated from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and must be brought to the clinic in carriers.

Dogs will be vaccinated from 2:30-3:30 p.m and must be on a leash.

Rabies vaccinations are required by law for both dogs and cats and are an effective way at preventing the spread of the rabies virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The early symptoms of rabies in people are similar to that of many other illnesses, including fever, headache, and general weakness or discomfort.

The vaccine is good for 1 year unless your pet has had a previous rabies vaccination in which the vaccination is good for 3 years. Please bring a copy of the previous vaccination certificate with you even if it is expired.

Please call the Watertown Health Department at 617-972-6446 with any questions.

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