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May 20, 2010

Flu and rabies shot clinic is Saturday

TOWN OF LOCKPORT — The Niagara County Department of Health will be conducting a free rabies and flu shot clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Merchant Building, 4487 Lake Ave., Town of Lockport.

All Niagara County residents who need their animals vaccinated or need H1N1 vaccine for themselves or second doses of H1N1 for their children are encouraged to take advantage of this free combined flu and rabies vaccination clinic, the department said.

By law, all cats, dogs and domesticated ferrets must have current rabies vaccinations beginning at 4 months of age. Residents seeking rabies shots for their pets should bring their animal immunization records with them to the rabies clinic.

Owners of cats and dogs with proof of previous rabies immunizations will receive a certificate valid for three years. Owner of cats and dogs without proof of previous rabies shots will receive a one-year certificate.

Ferrets must receive their rabies shots annually, regardless of previous rabies immunizations. For questions about rabies vaccination, contact the Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division at 439-7444.

Any child under the age of 10 who received his or her first 2009-10 H1N1 flu vaccination needs to receive a second booster dose by the end of June. Otherwise, two doses will be required for the 2010-11 flu season, which begins in October. For questions regarding the extended H1N1 vaccination initiative, call the Niagara County Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Division at 439-7436.

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