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Rabies Control Program

The Rabies Program staff works cooperatively with and coordinates efforts among local small animal veterinarians, Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control, the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, local emergency rooms and the State Rabies Lab, to control rabies.

Every year, the health department sponsors a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic in cooperation with the local veterinarians association.

All dogs and cats reported to have bitten any person within the county are quarantined. This is done in an effort to prevent rabies in the human population and to prevent the spread of rabies in the animal population. Most bites are the result of encounters with dogs or cats, but other pets and wild animals are reported and managed appropriately. Biting animals are quarantined for ten (10) days for observation of rabies.

Animals which stay well during the ten-day period are released. Those animals which become sick are humanely euthanized and tested in the State Rabies Lab.

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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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