Clifton Health Department Announces Rabies Vaccination Clinics For Spring 2022
The Clifton Health Department will be holding Rabies Vaccination Clinics for dogs and cats on the following dates and locations:
- Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 5:00pm-7:00pm (DPW Garage, located at 307 E. 7th St., Clifton, NJ 07011)
- Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 5:00pm-7:00pm (DPW, located at 70 Sindle Ave., Little Falls, NJ 07424)
- Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 2:00pm-4:00pm (DPW Garage, located at 307 E. 7th St., Clifton, NJ 07011)
These clinics are open to all New Jersey residents.
There is no cost for vaccinating dogs; there is a $5.00 fee for vaccinating cats. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers at all times.
The City of Clifton requires that dogs over six months of age be licensed. Dog licenses will be available to Clifton residents that still need to obtain a current 2022 license. You must show proof of rabies vaccination in order to obtain a license.
The New Jersey Department of Health recommends revaccination of dogs and cats prior to expiration of the previous vaccination. Some animals may need to be revaccinated before the duration of immunity expires in order to qualify for re-licensure. Administering a rabies vaccine before the duration of immunity of a previous vaccination has expired is not associated with an increased occurrence of adverse reactions in dogs.
Ongoing prevention of rabies is an important public health measure. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, one that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Any warm blooded animal can contract, carry and transmit rabies. Almost all human cases of rabies were fatal until 1865, when a vaccine was developed by Louis Pastuer and Emile Roux. Recorded human deaths in the United States have dropped from 100 or more in the early 20th Century to one or two per year.
For more information, please call the Clifton Health Department at 973-470-5760.
Submitted via press release by The Clifton Health Department.
Contact: Victoria Kaufman, Administrative Clerk