Rabies Information

In order to reduce the potential spread and minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19, Schenectady County Public Health Services has canceled its rabies clinic on June 6 at Central Park Pavilion, Schenectady.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to register for our next scheduled clinic on Go2Clinic at the following webpage:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/counties We will have pre-registration open as soon as possible.

Rabies is a serious illness, which can result in human death. The Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit investigates 350 to 400 rabies exposures annually, both from domestic and wild animals, to protect County residents from rabies.

Bat rabies accounts for almost all cases of human rabies in this country. Although only 1% of the bats submitted for rabies testing are positive, any exposure to bats should be reported to the Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit. The bat should be saved for testing. Additionally, exposures from any wild animal, bites or scratches, should be reported to the Schenectady County Environmental Health Unit at (518) 386-2818 and the animal saved for testing as well.

Periodic rabies vaccination clinics for domestic animals are held in the County. Dates, times and locations for these clinics can be obtained by calling (518) 386-2818. You can also stop back here at the Schenectady County website to check for scheduled vaccination clinics.

Rabies Clinic

2020 Schenectady County Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Free to Schenectady County residents. Cash donation is appreciated.

Please bring previous vaccination certificate (if any).

Cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed.

Cats and Ferrets 10am-11:00am

Dogs 11am-12pm

Saturday, March 21 Cancelled

South Schenectady Fire Department

6 Old Mariaville Road, Rotterdam

Saturday, June 6 Cancelled

Central Park Pavillion

Central Park, Schenectady

Saturday, September 12

Glenville Senior Citizens Center

32 Worden Road, Glenville

Saturday, November 7

Princetown Town Hall

165 Princetown Plaza, Princetown

SAVE TIME! Click here to pre-register.

Rabies Information Fact Sheet

Questions? Call (518) 386-2818.





Schenectady County Environmental Health

107 Nott Terrace
Schaffer Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 386-2818