Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Don’t forget to get your pets vaccinated for rabies in 2019. Many towns Morris County are getting ready to host clinics this spring.
Upcoming rabies clinics in the county will be held:
Mount Olive, Friday evening, April 5;
Montville and Denville, Saturday April 6;
Mount Olive, Saturday April 20;
Jefferson Township, Tuesday evening, May 14
Morristown, Saturday June 15.
Other clinics are being set up in towns throughout the county during the coming year. Visit the county Office of Health Management site for a still-developing lists of clinics in and near Morris County. Also, reach out to your town if you don’t see it on the list.
Animal experts say you should report confirmed or suspected cases of rabies immediately to your Local Health Department.
Rabies is an infectious disease caused by the rabies virus. Animals infected with rabies display strange behavior such as aggression, and signs of neurological impairment including vocalization, circling, and paralysis.
People who are bitten by, or have had contact with saliva from an animal should notify the local health department having jurisdiction where the animal is located and seek medical care.
A directory of local health agencies is posted at www.localhealth.nj.gov or you can contact them through your local police departments in the event of an emergency.