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Rabies Vaccination Clinic held Friday in Rome

There was a line of cars on West Liberty Street in Rome Friday evening entering Rome City Hall for a rabies vaccine clinic.

Posted: Aug 7, 2020 11:02 PM

ROME N.Y.- There was a line of cars on West Liberty Street in Rome Friday evening entering Rome City Hall for a rabies vaccine clinic.

This was the second of three clinics held by the Oneida County Health Department this summer.

Those who attended pre-registered and all the appointments were booked up!

Rabies is a deadly disease that affects the brain and can kill both humans and animals. But the disease can be 100% preventable for pets, if pets are vaccinated.

Valerie Slachciak a Rome Resident told NEWSChannel 2 why her dog's vaccination is important, and what she feels about these clinics.

When Slachciak was asked why it's important to vaccinate her dog, she said "There's a lot of skunks in my neighborhood, and I don't want him to get rabies."

Slachciak added that these clinics are "easier" to use.

Around 180 pets were vaccinated Friday in Rome. The next clinic is scheduled for September 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Annsvillle Highway Garage.

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