Weekend clinics make rabies vaccinations cheap and easy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox Co. Health Dept. and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association are teaming up to make getting your pet vaccinated against rabies cheap and convenient, according to Mayor Tim Burchett's Office.

Over the course of the first two Saturdays in May, they will be offering rabies vaccinations for $10 per animal at 34 locations across the city. (See full list below) Both clinics will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Rabies is almost always fatal in animals and humans, which is why rabies vaccination is a public health priority,” said Martha Buchanan, MD, Knox County Health Department director. “When an unvaccinated pet comes in contact with a rabid animal, it can spread the disease to its human family.”

All pets must be restrained when they come in for their vaccination. Dogs need to be on a leash, cats should be in a carrier or pillowcase. In fact the Mayor's Office said they would prefer cats were in a pillowcase, so they can administer the vaccine right through the cloth.

If your dog can be aggressive, unruly, or uncontrollable, you're asked to leave them in the car and go to the registration desk for assistance.

May 4, 2013
Austin East High School
Ball Camp Elementary School
Beaumont Elementary School
Belle Morris 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

May 11, 2013
Anderson Elementary School
Bearden High 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
West Hills Elementary School

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