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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Annual rabies vaccination clinic a howling success

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LFCHD provided 403 rabies vaccinations at its annual low-cost clinic, which was held Thursday evening at the East Third Street fire station.

Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a bite.

Rabies vaccinations typically cost about $20.

State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination, and every health department in the state must hold a public clinic at least once a year. The LFCHD Rabies Control Program received 842 animal bite reports last year, with LFCHD staff making sure each animal was up to date on all rabies vaccination shots.

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