Annual Rabies Vaccination clinics scheduled for May 13
The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 13 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select Knox County schools and the Knox County Health Department’s main location, 140 Dameron Ave.
At the vaccination clinics, all pets must be restrained. Dogs should be on a leash, and cats should be in carriers or pillowcases (a pillowcase is preferred because the vaccine can be administered through the cloth). Those with aggressive or uncontrollable dogs are advised to leave the pet in the car and ask for assistance at the registration desk.
Rabies Clinic Locations:
|Bearden High School|
|Carter High School|
|Farragut High School|
|Halls High School|
|Knox County Health Department|
|Powell High School|
|South-Doyle High School (Young Campus)|
Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies vaccination is a public health priority because rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The best way to prevent rabies is to make sure pets get vaccinated and avoid contact with stray or wild animals. It’s also important to vaccinate indoor pets, who can accidentally encounter wild animals, such as bats or raccoons.
In 2016, Tennessee had 49 rabies cases, five of which were pet dogs, with one pet cat.
For more information, please call 865-215-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.