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Rabies Vaccine Public Distribution-Racoons

Beginning May 20, 2019 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the Ohio Dept. of Health ( ODH) will begin distributing oral rabies vaccine to immunize wild raccoons. Baiting will occur in Carroll. Columbiana, Harrison, Mahoning, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties. Although the chance for exposure is considered remote and rabies vaccine is generally considered safe, please call the Health Department at 330-742-8283 if you believe your pet has eaten one or there has been human exposure to the pack. There is no exposure risk in handling the intact bait. As a precaution, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.