Erie County’s free winter rabies vaccine clinic scheduled Jan. 20 in North Buffalo

Erie County, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registrations for its free winter rabies vaccine clinic on January 20, 2024.

Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Rd., Buffalo, NY 14216
(Located off Colvin Blvd, south of Kenmore Avenue)

Registration is available at and appointments are required. Up to three pets will be accepted per appointment. Individuals who are unable to access online registration may call (716) 961-6800 during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Dogs, cats and ferrets three months of age and older are eligible for a vaccination. Pet owners are asked to bring proof of their pet’s vaccination with them to the event in order to receive a three-year vaccination certificate; otherwise, a one-year certificate will be given.

This is a walk-through clinic and animals must be on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Dogs must be secured with a collar & leash or restrained in a carrier; cats and ferrets must be restrained in a secure carrier. Please do not use retractable or extended leashes.

“Every rabies vaccine we give reduces the risk that a person or pet will be exposed to this deadly disease,” said Environmental Health Deputy Director Peter Tripi, who manages the county’s Vector Control Program. “We run these clinics several times each year – winter, spring and fall – to reach as many eligible animals as possible when they are due for a vaccine or a booster.”

ECDOH appreciates the continued support of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the SPCA Serving Erie County and the Erie County Medical Reserve Corps for providing volunteers and support in coordinating free rabies vaccination clinics for our community.