Rabies is a serious illness, which can result in human death. The Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit investigates 350 to 400 rabies exposures annually, both from domestic and wild animals, to protect County residents from rabies.
Bat rabies accounts for almost all cases of human rabies in this country. Although only 1% of the bats submitted for rabies testing are positive, any exposure to bats should be reported to the Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit. The bat should be saved for testing. Additionally, exposures from any wild animal, bites or scratches, should be reported to the Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit at (518) 386-2818 and the animal saved for testing as well.
Periodic rabies vaccination clinics for domestic animals are held in the County. Dates, times and locations for these clinics can be obtained by calling (518) 386-2818. You can also stop back here at the Schenectady County website to check for scheduled vaccination clinics.
2020 Schenectady County Rabies Vaccination Clinics
Free to Schenectady County residents. Cash donation is appreciated.
Please bring previous vaccination certificate (if any).
Cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed.
Cats and Ferrets 10am-11:00am
Saturday, March 21 Cancelled South Schenectady Fire Department 6 Old Mariaville Road, Rotterdam
Saturday, June 6
Central Park Pavillion
Central Park, Schenectady
Saturday, September 12
Glenville Senior Citizens Center
32 Worden Road, Glenville
Saturday, November 7
Princetown Town Hall
165 Princetown Plaza, Princetown
SAVE TIME! Click here to pre-register.
Questions? Call (518) 386-2818.