Wednesday, March 28, 2012

POLICY ON ANNUAL RABIES VACCINATION WAIVER

Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) strongly supports the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians’ (NASPHV) recommendation that all dogs, cats, and ferrets should be vaccinated to protect against rabies infection. Rabies is an almost invariably fatal disease for animals and humans; vaccination of animals is a critical step in preventing infection and protecting public health.

However, AVMA recognizes some animals might require a waiver from rabies vaccination because the vaccination poses an unacceptably high risk to the health of the individual animal, or a waiver might be necessary for research purposes. Read the entire article

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