• 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 Information

Rabies Information for Children

Animal Bites/Rabies Report Form

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

What Do I Do If I Have A Bat In My Home?

Oneida County Partners