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The availability of rabies vaccine and immune globulin may vary throughout the year. h�27T0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡ ��SK��\��CR+Jb�� �H# hޔ�� endstream endobj 182 0 obj <>stream A. The sponsoring organization of a rabies clinic shall, upon the request of the owner or custodian, an animal control officer, a humane investigator, a law-enforcement officer, a State Veterinarian's representative, a licensed veterinarian, or an official of the Department of Health, provide the name and contact information of the licensed veterinary facility where a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate is retained. Cost is $5.00 per vaccination (cash only). h޲0U0P���w���/ ��PE����%��.n�!�%�vv �q� We operate on weekends … For puppies and kittens the first vaccination must be completed by six months of age, with a booster dose administered within one year following the first dose. The human diploid cell rabies vaccine (H.D.C.V.) For nearly four years in the 1880s Pasteur worked to formulate a vaccine to treat, not simply to protect against, rabies. Every year, thousands of people around the world die from rabies. The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired. Failure to purchase a dog license is a Class IV Misdemeanor which can carry up to a $250 fine. When there is a danger of rabies spread in a community, and it is necessary in the interest of the public's health and safety, the commissioner of the department or his designee may issue an order to include the general quarantine or immediate inoculation, or both, of pets against rabies within the affected community whether or not these pets have been previously inoculated. No matter how long overdue, if a vaccine labeled for 3 Fines . The rabies vaccine is given to people who are at higher risk of coming in contact with rabies — like veterinarians. hެ��JA�W��`'�� J��Z��xQtovK����Y %���d�Ͱ��BC �(C��PSHэ�T��[5Tb�B�NZ%��Q�p��Z+#ji�V��_H�X!M&FJ���B`���{V�a;�s���� ��t�L�wK�4�����������G����䮟���C�^>W�y?w����е����?Mv�^��<1~��~������F��Q��D��M,~b����O,61���&f?���v�(gb��Od?�lb�m���h�! Recommendations ; Animal fully vaccinated for rabies (e.g. § 130A-190. Virginia law requires that all dogs and cats four months of age and older have a current rabies vaccine. Current Status of Rabies Vaccine and Immune Globulin Supply. Types. Site developed by the Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS). +����bp����ia�' �:#� Although this type of vaccination may prevent the animal from developing clinical disease and shedding virus in their saliva, since there hasn’t been enough research on the use of the vaccine in these animals, they are legally considered unvaccinated. at the home of the pet owner, regardless of the animal’s rabies vaccination status.) endstream endobj 185 0 obj <>stream endstream endobj 187 0 obj <>stream h�240P0P040T02P����+�-��(���ł�]�� �� A Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food, Article 5. A person who violates any provision of this act commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $300 for each violation. F�����Q�DN�\ ���i ��&P��A. The good news is that this disease is preventable with the rabies vaccine. Rabies Control and Licensing of Dogs and Cats, Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS). Table of Contents » Title 3.2. 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Every licensed veterinarian who vaccinates a dog or cat against rabies shall issue a vaccination certificate and a tag to the owner. ��SK��\��CR+Jb�� ��% Rabies is a rare disease in the United States, but it’s almost always deadly. �խ��M8c��U��t�'�8”��/�㖄ڷOB��Hg�&�,�\��,�/��.Y*j�~����H#])=[л�Z&�=��Du�g�^1�a4�j�jݱ{A[L��V����A�fSX?�9z]��4+��)+zE���ì�u�H�f�{��xL?�� ��^��We�e�S�����=�X��ʣv���6)="9'��y eDZv C;v�b;�۸-�?|0����Y�����Fg�q`�v�md����%]��n�/&?�ׇ�j��V�K��:�� ��� P��n�=&�a��b�Zc�x6�3��GJ��)����w��60v��n���{�w� ܺ�7�E��m�{0RSb�K�F��2����m�%g� �������>^;��w� ���,�Y��6�WՎ?�GA������a�d�IT���Wa�R�U���\�)l>ӛK���Y�+�vZN�%0b���k��C\ބ�Q���":x�E��a�Fݑ h޲4V0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ �@Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � �� No matter where you live in our service area, we have a low-cost mobile puppy, dog, kitten and cat vaccination clinic near you. endstream endobj 170 0 obj <>stream endstream endobj 172 0 obj <>stream If your dog, cat or domesticated ferret is not vaccinated, is not up-to-date on its vaccinations, or is not properly confined after biting someone, as the owner you shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $200 for each offense. $���ď���B� ����4�UsZJsx2��}jx�sx_�]x�M����k���Hv��]���9��0Kz 9�q9z^���!���f�ҫ�t����L�(�� ��tXzOm8l�]��_�s� Veterinarians are also required by Virginia State code section 3.2-6529 to provide the Treasurer's Office in each locality with a copy of all canine rabies vaccination certificates. Virginia to have every owned, kept or harbored dog and cat immunized against rabies at least every three years with an approved rabies virus vaccine (WVC19-20A-2; see Appendix I-3). Q����e͚������ ��.��U���leW�ʴ��d�U�2oʊ�Mr���R�[n�Zl'Z%;���ģ�з�2K0���C��?��b,��]��w��]��s'�����c����m�y~^}��BV�O��8���������:�{���D����;є��1u��=/E���d~�g>%�[�V��)�����,ٰ��"�a��6��u��Yi�8� ���3���=:Np���[� H��U h޲0Q0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡ h�27Q0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � ��� ��PE����%��.n�!�%�vv ��� Dogs - $20 (1-year vaccine and 1-year license) or $40 (3-year vaccine and 3-year license) Additional Information About the Rabies Vaccine. .HLNq����2Avv��%��%�% �`C��1T�-?�(b4 ٦ This shot should be given in or near the wound area. Rabies. endstream endobj 2 0 obj <>stream Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. For the purposes of § 3.2-6522, such exemption shall mean that the animal is considered not currently vaccinated for rabies. %PDF-1.6 %���� Virginia Department of Health - Division of Immunization Main Street Station 1500 East Main Street Richmond, 23219 Phone: (804) 786-6246 Fax: (804) 786-0396 Website Vaccine Requirements for the State of Virginia. hތR]��0�+��P�,�@ǩ�$ ��B�D� l��:����d����mٙݝ) The vaccination is good for up to three years unless the pet has never had a rabies vaccination before, in which case it is good for one year. h޲0S0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡lSCc�•���Ԓh� 7��Ԋ�X;;� �6� A. was started in 1967. endstream endobj 175 0 obj <>stream Please note: Our veterinarians will not vaccinate pets that have experienced a previous reaction to vaccinations. endstream endobj 171 0 obj <>stream Dogs and cats that are current on rabies vaccination should receive a booster rabies vaccination and be kept under the owner’s control and observed for 45 days. 165 0 obj <>stream Rabies vaccination tags. endstream endobj 167 0 obj <>stream 1984, c. 492, § 29-213.67; 1987, c. 488, § 3.1-796.97; 1988, c. 538, § 3.1-796.97:1; 1992, c. 294; 1993, c. 817; 1994, c. 636; 1996, c. 351; 1998, c. 817; 2006, c. 836; 2008, c. 860; 2009, c. 756; 2010, cc. Dogs and Cats a. hޤVmo�0�+��jb~ q�T!A(m��VM�VB|ąL!A�+��ߝMx[i�N�c��|w>?O.a�Nxǁ^���m"|�]�2zI|����Kt�-|�}/��_��+�yYE�d�pRK��G�&��]z��7�N4Z�D�D��aYhƱM��qۄ�c�ij�U9��Ӈ���j�i�L�*�]8����?j��%D��I��c�t�cA?�U All rights reserved. Visit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (AWLA) rabies and microchip clinic to get a $10 vaccine. endstream endobj 184 0 obj <>stream However, the county or city shall ensure that a clinic is conducted to serve its jurisdiction at least once every two years. a. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food » Subtitle V. Domestic Animals » Chapter 65. h�27W0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � �� endstream endobj 174 0 obj <>stream Their use is thus not recommended by the World Health Organization. �m�$�d94 i���%���-?��r�d��dДբ�O Rabies inoculation of companion animals; availability of certificate; rabies clinics. Washington State rule, WAC 246-100-197, says: An owner of a dog, cat, or ferret shall have it vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated following veterinary and vaccine manufacturer instructions. Page last reviewed: April 22, 2011. At the discretion of the local health director, a medical record from a licensed veterinary establishment reflecting a currently vaccinated status may serve as proof of vaccination. Rabies vaccination required. endstream endobj 177 0 obj <>stream Vaccines made from nerve tissue are used in a few countries, mainly in Asia and Latin America, but are less effective and have greater side effects. h޲4R0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � ��� R��DE��(���B`.���?��$�F�Ө��F#¾3A��J�wI˕�w���W�T���. h�2�T0P���w���/ Rabies is a viral disease which almost always leads to death, unless treatment is provided soon after exposure. endstream endobj 190 0 obj <>stream ֢�@k쌅��ɻ��J(0h�1�l�ջ'�N�vOcxA��_EF 182, 834; 2013, c. 286. C. Vaccination subsequent to a summons to appear before a court for failure to do so shall not operate to relieve such owner from the penalties or court costs provided under § 16.1-69.48:1 or 17.1-275.7. © Copyright Commonwealth of Virginia, document.write(new Date().getFullYear()). �e(zB�Z\�|:���A����8c:պ|�Bj���r� Q�{9�6*��x� `��0*�3�m���(Xgt`��i��I� ȑ ��߾����{�-����T�p��ZZ����w�F��4�5KjN�F+�d:C੎��0j�)��R�K�X Rabies inoculation of companion animals; availability of certificate; rabies clinics. Rabies Control and Licensing of Dogs and Cats » § 3.2-6521. hޤ����0�����1�|ox�u{2�́�C� �V�>6��]RmWu��M������j�� ��QR���h�#D��w�(�8zz½�0�,-q7�q��8�����lk�^ڴ��~ڼ(��8G�aw�)6�=�Y�4�_���__����E�j^p����r_����ؽ��H�3i��#̊1�8���ݵt;\�&�{\^�|��ֈ�Z_��NCHs����;�\�ؘ�D�H܏�#cw�ҵ�`��0J�0�w��K��e�V�� Clinics are walk-in clinics (no appointments needed) All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. h�27V0P���w���/ Previous rabies vaccination of these animals might not preclude the necessity for euthanasia and testing. ��SK��\��CR+Jb�� ֡' They should also be given a series of rabies vaccinations. endstream endobj 186 0 obj <>stream ~S��W��oj�d�گ\�� $�"�A;0��f There are no laws in Virginia that specifically address vaccinating animals overdue for a rabies vaccination. hޔY�n9}�W�Hs��f?Ʒ/;H�c1�Ȳ��#�2����*���-�� V7���S�n�o�|�����tt��hd���mD���c���mTb����'�j�Ɖ��+~��U#Y�N��tZ��T�Q��Z*W]��Kqv{3�����M�������_t�ˇ7��Ǐ�qi�J��_'�1�;/j ��ƟHJC��>�y����aa�w�@���g$Ju%cu+k�6%�*&q�j�1�Lw8�Ħ�D��^�NtkT0"���AX�*v]�����^c�N54�S��$�Βk�oEB������a�����H&�ԇ�/.�n��6�˶�@����ͶIZ�����0 endstream endobj 179 0 obj <>stream ��P����Tm@Q~rpjI�~���~HjEI��@� y!& A person who administers a rabies vaccine shall issue a rabies vaccination tag - to the owner of the animal. .HLNq����2Avv��%��%�% �`C��1T�-?�(b4 ٦ (a) Issuance. Whoever owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat and fails to have such dog or cat vaccinated or revaccinated against rabies, and whoever vaccinates a dog or cat against rabies and fails or refuses to keep and report the required record of such vaccination, or fails or refuses to provide the required tag, or whoever obstructs or interferes in any way with the enforcement of any section of this article shall, … Rabies Vaccination Rule for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets. h޲0R0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡ The owner or custodian of the dog or the cat shall furnish within a reasonable period of time, upon the request of an animal control officer, humane investigator, law-enforcement officer, State Veterinarian's representative, or official of the Department of Health, the certificate of vaccination for such dog or cat. Comprehensive Animal Care » Article 5. § 16.42. All rabies immunization clinics scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to the unusual circumstances regarding COVID-19. V�2��=��x. Virginia Department of Health recommendations in this regard are that if the animal is overdue for a booster vaccination, it does not have to start the series again. endstream endobj 188 0 obj <>stream The fine from the SPCA for an out-of-date vaccine is between $140 and $640. endstream endobj 191 0 obj <>stream Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. h�,�;� ��7@�&��_k��XBg���%��7��$T0lw�潜��k�Neך� W��NE���IZ+H6Y��]��� �q����H*�͢��H7�����Ե�:�8��x\���%��HvIJ The supervising veterinarian on the premises shall provide the owner or custodian of the dog or the cat with a rabies vaccination certificate or herd rabies vaccination certificate and shall keep a copy in his own files. Each year, Alabama participates in an Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Program to control the spread of Rabies in wildlife. B. Do not handle dead animals. .HLNq����2Avv��%��%�% �`C��1T�-?�(b4 �&@�9TA@Q~rpjI�~���~HjEI��@� �f� Virginia shall, on or before the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, have such dog or cat properly vaccinated or immunized against rabies with a vaccine capable of producing immunity for two years and shall every second year thereafter have such dog or cat revaccinated with a h�2�P0P���w���/ The Virginia Law website data is available via a web service. �0F_�A��i���ѥ�n�P0�����oo�/:*Ɂ�a%&aK�e��LO���l���B*fw>��u�4�!�W���%�O�4w��~[�� ��>P ֪@-��=�?����ƢZ-�I��C�!���$Q�Sy 0 ��W� The owner or custodian of all dogs and cats four months of age and older shall have such animal currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician who is under the immediate and direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian on the premises unless otherwise provided by regulations. ?і9"~�-s�����I�O�eN�nb�MG�K�f��|y�s���x` ��R A person living in this Commonwealth owning or keeping a dog or cat over 3 months of age shall have the dog or cat vaccinated against rabies under the act and this chapter. endstream endobj 178 0 obj <>stream Extra-label use of rabies vaccine is NOT illegal in PA. endstream endobj 183 0 obj <>stream All rabies clinics require the approval by the appropriate local health department and governing body. Stay Away from Wild Animals. Persons authorized to administer vaccine. h�27U0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#� Hu�md�C�� Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report. J��R2ģ�>��=`C��R;�q�<8�`�� �t�}Ԅv���HB{x�+h9�UQ�Θ��*I��Z2�W�Nh�5�du2QT��Qp5�� �U؜�x��P!�S��Pw���9��ghJ���$]u�m$�G�-��S�s�����_�mQ��,���o��L��,ٞ���n`R��Ca�n�o�/��&&LP��[j�� �}zu��o ,�� Most rabies vaccines do not contain thimerosal. Any dog or cat for which no proof of current rabies vaccination is available and that may have been exposed to rabies through a bite, or through saliva or central nervous system tissue, in a fresh open wound or mucous membrane, by an animal suspected to be rabid shall be isolated in a public animal shelter, kennel, or enclosure approved by the local health department for a period not to exceed six … Stay away from wild, unknown, or aggressive animals. endstream endobj 176 0 obj <>stream �I������0>���΃��k���\����27�f��Y~��ZV���L��.1(��Ks��"�1 endstream endobj 166 0 obj <>stream A licensed veterinarian or a licensed veterinary technician under the immediate and direct supervision of a veterinarian must administer the vaccine. �&P�E����%��.n�!�%�vv �8� Raccoons make up the majority of all Rabies cases every year. We apologize for the inconvenience. endstream endobj 189 0 obj <>stream rabies vaccine will first receive a dose of rabies immune globulin (a blood product that contains antibodies against rabies), which gives immedi-ate, short-term protection. Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Detailed recommendations can be found in the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control pdf icon [PDF – 259KB] external icon. The licensed veterinarian who administers rabies vaccinations at the clinic shall (i) provide the owner or custodian a rabies vaccination certificate for each vaccinated animal and (ii) ensure that a licensed veterinary facility retains a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate. endstream endobj 169 0 obj <>stream By PA law, dogs and cats shall be vaccinated against rabies within 4 weeks after the date the dog or cat attains 12 weeks of age, and maintain a current rabies immunity as prescribed by rabies vaccine … .HLNq����2Avv��%��%�% �`C��1T�-?�(b4 �&@�9�m�`iUP���Z����ZQkg` �!! Sign In, § 3.2-6521. (Discuss vaccination of species for which there is not an approved rabies vaccine with your veterinarian.) NE؟�&x��W� �l� All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Legal requirement for vaccination: The Code of Virginia requires that all dogs and cats receive rabies vaccine prior to attaining 4 months of age (§ 3.2-6521). h�,�� The rabies vaccination tag shall show the year issued, a vaccination number, the words "North Carolina" or the initials "N.C." and the words "rabies vaccine… For the safety of pets and people, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires all cats and dogs over the age of four months to be regularly vaccinated against rabies. h޲0T0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡lSCc�•���Ԓh� 7��Ԋ�X;;� �L� The county hopes to have … Legal requirement for vaccination: The Code of Virginia requires that all dogs and domesticated cats receive rabies vaccine prior to attaining 4 months of Rabies in Alabama. Contact Information. has received at least 2 consecutive vaccines according to the label directions for technique and interval, AND is still within the label interval). y��������P~}p���G�� �� Howes says many pet owners have become complacent since there hasn't been rabies in … D. The Board of Health shall, by regulation, provide an exemption to the requirements of subsection A if an animal suffers from an underlying medical condition that is likely to result in a life-threatening condition in response to vaccination and such exemption would not risk public health and safety. § 3.2-6521. ��(J�bp=b�؃�'���u���X�s The vaccine used shall be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for use in that species. Rabies inoculation of companion animals; availability of certificate; rabies clinics, Title 3.2. A. Vaccination (this section refers to routine or pre-exposure vaccination; not post-exposure vaccination, which is discussed in B. Postexposure Management) 1. 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