County offers rabies clinics

April 17, 2005

The Harford County Health Department will conduct anti-rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 and May 1.

Locations of the April 24 clinics include:

Harford County Health Department, 119 South Hays St., Bel Air.

Susquehanna Hose Company, Station 4, Revolution Street and Bloomsbury Avenue, Havre de Grace.

Whiteford Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland Route165, Whiteford.

Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon.

Locations of the May 1 clinics include:

Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department, Route7 and Mountain Road, Joppa.

Darlington Volunteer Fire Department, 1209 Castleton Road, near intersection of U.S. 1and Route 623, Darlington.

Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department, Rogers and Franklin streets.

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department, 3825 Federal Hill Road.

The cost of the vaccination is $5. Exact payment is required.

According to Health Officer Dr. Andrew Bernstein, Harford County is still experiencing rabies cases in wild and domestic animal populations. Once a county has experienced a rabies epidemic, rabies continues to remain in the county at low levels with the possibility of resurgence after a few years, he said. Since Jan. 1, Harford County has experienced three cases of rabies involving raccoons.

Information: Harford County Health Department, 443-643-0300 or www.co.ha.md.us/health.

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