RABIES VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
VACCINE TO REDUCE RABIES IN WILDLIFE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
PLYMOUTH, WAREHAM, KINGSTON, CARVER, MIDDLEBORO, ROCHESTER, MARION,
BOURNE, SANDWICH, FALMOUTH, MASHPEE, BARNSTABLE, YARMOUTH, & DENNIS
SEPTEMBER 19 - OCTOBER 26, 2016
If you find a vaccine/bait package:
·USE A GLOVE OR A TOWEL TO PICK IT UP. Throw it into the woods where children and pets will not find it. If no suitable place is available, dispose of the bait in the trash.
·Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the vaccine/bait package.
·If your pet has eaten or had contact with a bait, it is not harmful to them, but please report the contact to: USDA Wildlife Services’ MA/CT/RI Rabies Program Coordinator Brian Bjorklund at (508) 476-2956.
If you or another person has had contact with the liquid vaccine, wash the area thoroughly and call the Department of Public Health at (617) 983-6800.
For more information on the Cape Cod Oral Rabies Vaccination Program call (508) 476-2956, stop by your Town Board of Health or see the following web sites:
Two configurations of vaccine will be distributed:
A sachet and a bait block. Both contain the same amount of vaccine.
367 ORV Bait Stations similar to the one pictured to the right will be deployed throughout much of SE Mass.