(a) Issuance. .HLNq����2Avv��%��%�% �`C��1T�-?�(b4 ٦ Please note: Our veterinarians will not vaccinate pets that have experienced a previous reaction to vaccinations. The Compendium holds a lot of sway, but it is not the definitive word on what happens to a dog or cat after biting a person or after exposure to a rabid animal. B. ~S��W��oj�d�گ\�� h޲0T0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡lSCc�•���Ԓh� 7��Ԋ�X;;� �L� The Code of Virginia, Constitution of Virginia, Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts are now available in both EPub and MOBI eBook formats. (Discuss vaccination of species for which there is not an approved rabies vaccine with your veterinarian.) h�27Q0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � ��� endstream endobj 184 0 obj <>stream Each year, Alabama participates in an Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Program to control the spread of Rabies in wildlife. R��DE��(���B`.���?��$�F�Ө��F#¾3A��J�wI˕�w���W�T���. A. Vaccination (this section refers to routine or pre-exposure vaccination; not post-exposure vaccination, which is discussed in B. Postexposure Management) 1. 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. 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 ,�� h�27U0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#� Hu�md�C�� ��(J�bp=b�؃�'���u���X�s ֢�@k쌅��ɻ��J(0h�1�l�ջ'�N�vOcxA��_EF For the purposes of § 3.2-6522, such exemption shall mean that the animal is considered not currently vaccinated for rabies. Stay Away from Wild Animals. y��������P~}p���G�� �� We operate on weekends … § 16.42. New York State frequently leads the nation in the number of rabid animals. ��PE����%��.n�!�%�vv ��� +����bp����ia�' �:#� endstream endobj 178 0 obj <>stream Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. endstream endobj 2 0 obj <>stream Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report. endstream endobj 176 0 obj <>stream �&P�E����%��.n�!�%�vv �8� 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. 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. Howes says many pet owners have become complacent since there hasn't been rabies in … endstream endobj 183 0 obj <>stream Raccoons make up the majority of all Rabies cases every year. h�27W0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � �� endstream endobj 168 0 obj <>stream h޲4V0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ �@Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � �� h޲0P0P���w���/ h�2�T0P���w���/ ��SK��\��CR+Jb�� ��% Rabies inoculation of companion animals; availability of certificate; rabies clinics. endstream endobj 188 0 obj <>stream 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. Extra-label use of rabies vaccine is NOT illegal in PA. 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. �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 Cost is $5.00 per vaccination (cash only). h�27T0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡ This shot should be given in or near the wound area. endstream endobj 186 0 obj <>stream For nearly four years in the 1880s Pasteur worked to formulate a vaccine to treat, not simply to protect against, rabies. h޲0U0P���w���/ A. endstream endobj 174 0 obj <>stream endstream endobj 189 0 obj <>stream hޔ�� 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. Every year, thousands of people around the world die from rabies. 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. endstream endobj 177 0 obj <>stream Detailed recommendations can be found in the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control pdf icon [PDF – 259KB] external icon. %PDF-1.6 %���� h�\�]k�0���{gra����!Bg��u�o�&�@�o���/��@�͹8�sRY���4����}���TO�d���R����I�4�J��b�F�P�)��mw����=�-���\(�x�B�(�"��l ͵�Ī�� P�>8�-A*E��]��#�ɛ޲���OH����R�u�w]/^�z���MM��c���'�s����g� ��K All rabies clinics require the approval by the appropriate local health department and governing body. The rabies vaccine is given to people who are at higher risk of coming in contact with rabies — like veterinarians. Rabies is a viral disease which almost always leads to death, unless treatment is provided soon after exposure. 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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 … We apologize for the inconvenience. h޲0R0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡ h�240P0P040T02P����+�-��(���ł�]�� �� A endstream endobj 171 0 obj <>stream Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. $�"�A;0��f h�27S0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@��#��)H�6�͡lsK�ڀ����Ԓh� 7��Ԋ�X;;� ș� 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 181 0 obj <>stream a. 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 .HLNq����2Avv��%��%�% �`C��1T�-?�(b4 ٦ Rabies Control and Licensing of Dogs and Cats » § 3.2-6521. 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. § 130A-190. endstream endobj 172 0 obj <>stream ?і9"~�-s�����I�O�eN�nb�MG�K�f��|y�s���x` ��R Dogs and Cats a. 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. Recommendations ; Animal fully vaccinated for rabies (e.g. 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. The Virginia Law website data is available via a web service. The vaccine used shall be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for use in that species. 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Rabies. Dogs - $20 (1-year vaccine and 1-year license) or $40 (3-year vaccine and 3-year license) Additional Information About the Rabies Vaccine. h�27V0P���w���/ Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food » Subtitle V. Domestic Animals » Chapter 65. Types. Virginia Department of Health recommendations in this regard are that if the animal is overdue for a booster vaccination, it does not have to start the series again. NE؟�&x��W� �l� endstream endobj 175 0 obj <>stream hޤVmo�0�+��jb~ q�T!A(m��VM�VB|ąL!A�+��ߝMx[i�N�c��|w>?O.a�Nxǁ^���m"|�]�2zI|����Kt�-|�}/��_��+�yYE�d�pRK��G�&��]z��7�N4Z�D�D��aYhƱM��qۄ�c�ij�U9��Ӈ���j�i�L�*�]8����?j��%D��I��c�t�cA?�U h޲4R0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9T0�(?98�$Z?��M?$��$�� � ��� at the home of the pet owner, regardless of the animal’s rabies vaccination status.) h�2�P0P���w���/ For the purposes of §§ 3.2-5902, 3.2-6526, and 3.2-6527, such exemption shall be considered in place of a current certificate of vaccination. The fine from the SPCA for an out-of-date vaccine is between $140 and $640. Rabies in Alabama. V�2��=��x. h޲4T0P���w�(q.I,I�݃ ���Avv�n�y%@����9H�6U046�*(�ON-��pq�I�(���0 �$ Every licensed veterinarian who vaccinates a dog or cat against rabies shall issue a vaccination certificate and a tag to the owner. Their use is thus not recommended by the World Health Organization. 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. endstream endobj 170 0 obj <>stream endstream endobj 191 0 obj <>stream endstream endobj 187 0 obj <>stream 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. Rabies tests can be performed in the laboratory on deceased animals that do not qualify for quarantine. 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, … Do not handle dead animals. was started in 1967. 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. If the animal receives a booster vaccine within 7 days of exposure, it does not require a formal confinement period, but can be observed at home for 45 days. Persons authorized to administer vaccine. Comprehensive Animal Care » Article 5. endstream endobj 179 0 obj <>stream �I������0>���΃��k���\����27�f��Y~��ZV���L��.1(��Ks��"�1 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. Fines . The availability of rabies vaccine and immune globulin may vary throughout the year. 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. 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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. Visit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (AWLA) rabies and microchip clinic to get a $10 vaccine. �q����H*�͢��H7�����Ե�:�8��x\���%��HvIJ Site developed by the Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS). However, the county or city shall ensure that a clinic is conducted to serve its jurisdiction at least once every two years. ��SK��\��CR+Jb�� �H# �0F_�A��i���ѥ�n�P0�����oo�/:*Ɂ�a%&aK�e��LO���l���B*fw>��u�4�!�W���%�O�4w��~[�� ��>P ֪@-��=�?����ƢZ-�I��C�!���$Q�Sy 0 ��W� A. 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