- A virus that affects the brain and leads to death unless treated soon after exposure.
- Animals pass the virus to other animals and to humans through saliva.
- Any mammal can get rabies, but bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons are most common. Dogs, cats, and ferrets can also get rabies.
Rabies Vaccine Clinics
The Oneida County Health Department hosts rabies clinics throughout the year in various locations in the county. Pets will receive a one-year certificate if no prior proof of rabies is shown. A $10 donation per pet is requested to help with costs. There are no clinics scheduled at this time. Clinic dates and locations will be announced soon.
How Do I Prevent Rabies?
- Stay away from strays and wild animals.
- Make sure pets are up to date on vaccinations.
- Prevent Dog Bites