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Putnam Rabies Clinic Begins Saturday

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Get your pets vaccinated this weekend through Putnam County’s 2020 Rabies Clinics.

Tennessee law requires all dogs and cats over six months of age to be vaccinated every year. Putnam County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Tiffany Johnson said the yearly clinic usually lasts for two weeks. This year the clinic expanded to three weeks due to the coronavirus.

“Clinics may look a little different,” Johnson said. “I know normally people kind of just walk in and stand in line and wait to get their vaccination. Be prepared. Clinics may look different.”

Johnson said on arrival, each clinic will provide customers with their guidelines on what to do. Each clinic agreed on the price of $10 per vaccination this year. The regular price for a rabies vaccine is $15. Last year, clinics vaccinated over 600 pets in two weeks.

“You may be asked to wait in your car, or it may be an outside clinic depending on the weather,” Johnson said. “They may have people social distanced outside in a line to do the vaccination.”

On May 23rd and May 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., Flatt Veterinary Clinic and Copeland Veterinary will provide vaccines. On May 30th and June 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., Boyd Veterinary Clinc, Animal Medical Clinic and the Putnam County Humane Society will provide vaccines.

Dr. Tyler Verble will provide vaccines on May 30th at Baxter City Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and June 6th at Monterey City Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



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