Discounted rabies vaccination clinics to be held in Knox County

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association are teaming up to offer discounted rabies vaccinations on May 7 and 14 at various Knox County Schools.

“In 2016 alone, the Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed rabies in five pet dogs and cats, which is very concerning because unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated pets cannot only die themselves from this virus, but they can also infect other animals and endangering people,” said KCHD Environmental Health Director Ronnie Nease. “We encourage everyone to take the time to protect their family by vaccinating pets against rabies.”

Vaccinations will cost $10 at the events, which will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on those dates at the specified locations. All pets must be restrained. Dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in carriers or pillowcases. Pillowcases are preferred as the vaccine can be given through the cloth. If you have an aggressive or uncontrollable pet, you should leave it in the car and ask for assistance at registration.

Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months and older to be vaccinated against rabies.May 7 Locations:

  • Austin-East High School
  • Ball Camp Elementary School
  • Beaumont Elementary School
  • Blue Grass Elementary School
  • Dogwood Elementary School
  • East Knox Elementary School
  • Farragut High School
  • Gresham Middle School
  • Halls Elementary School
  • Inskip Elementary School
  • New Hopewell Elementary School
  • Northwest Middle School
  • Powell High School
  • Rocky Hill Elementary School
  • South-Doyle High School
  • Sunnyview Elementary School
  • West High School
  • Whittle Springs Middle School

May 14 locations:

  • Anderson Elementary School
  • Bearden High School
  • Bearden Middle School
  • Brickey Elementary School
  • Carter Middle School
  • Cedar Bluff Primary School
  • Chilhowee Elementary School
  • Christenberry Elementary School
  • Copper Ridge Elementary School
  • Gibbs Elementary School
  • Hardin Valley Elementary School
  • Karns Elementary School
  • Mount Olive Elementary School
  • Norwood Elementary School
  • Ritta Elementary School
  • Shannondale Elementary School

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