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Drive Thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets

Schenectady County Rabies Vaccine Clinic for Pets

Free to Schenectady County Residents

Schenectady County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic for cats, ferrets, and dogs in Princetown on November 4. 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.

“Many rabies carriers are more active at night, which, as the days become shorter in the fall and winter, can increase the risk of your pets coming into contact with them,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “Ensuring your pets are vaccinated for rabies safeguards not only your beloved animals but also helps prevent the spread of a potentially deadly disease, fostering a healthier environment for all.

Event Information

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Princetown Town Hall

                 165 Princetown Plaza, Princetown

Schenectady County residents can learn more about rabies or schedule an appointment at or by calling (518) 386-2818. Appointments are limited.

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