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Low Cost Rabies Clinics Being Run in October

Posted: 2019-10-08 07:25:14 By: hbr

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) says that the province has made great strides in preventing rabies from spreading. The number of cases in Ontario each year is now lower than many areas in North America.

In 2018, the health unit investigated 1,434 animal exposure incidents. Many of the investigations resulted in rabies vaccine for people as a precaution.

One of the main reasons the number of cases is so low is that pet owners have been diligent in ensuring their pets are immunized against rabies. In Ontario, rabies vaccination is required by law for all pets.

Low-cost rabies clinics are being offered across Simcoe and Muskoka this month by local veterinarians.

You can find the dates and locations most convenient for you at www.smdhu.org/rabiesclinics.