ALERT: Nashville TN Metro/Davidson County Rabies Ordinance Allows 3 Year Vaccines
From the Director of Environmental Health for Metro Davidson County on the county rabies ordinance:
MCL 8.04.040 states "All licenses issued shall be valid for twelve months and shall expire on the last day of the month issued of the following year". The vaccine used, however, can be a one year or three year at the discretion of the vet or owner.
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If you have any questions about this, please contact the Dr. Brent Hager, Director of Environmental Health at:
Dr. Brent Hager, Director of Environmental Health
Metro Public Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County
311 23rd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
615-340-5653 (office phone)
Last edited by Kris L. Christine; 01-06-2010 at 01:51 PM.
How did I miss this? I found it on page two.
Does this sound to you guys as though you can choose the one or three year vaccine, but your dog must be vaccinated every year to receive a license?
Maybe I need to call for confirmation on this...
I did call Dr. Hager this morning, and he confirmed that your dog only needs to be "currently vaccinated" in order to be licensed every year -- your dog does NOT need to be vaccinated every year in order to be licensed annually if they received a 3 year vaccine.
Please do call or e-mail Dr. Hager for confirmation, and spread the word.
Thank you for clarifying! This is the best news ever. I have been hoping for this for a long time.
I will be sure to publish this news in my dog club newsletter, as I'm sure it will be of great interest to many of our members.
Thank you, and thanks to the whole team at the Rabies Challenge Fund for all that you have done. Great, great work! There are many out there who really appreciate it.