Over the past 19 years there has been a significant reduction in human and pet exposures to rabies throughout Allegheny County. This is largely due to the efforts of the rabies vaccination program for wild raccoons spearheaded by the Allegheny County Health Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This year, employees and volunteers of the ACHD and USDA will be distributing vaccine-containing baits from July 31st through August 31st across Allegheny County. During this time, please keep your dog on a leash, indoors or confined to your property as much as possible during baiting and the week after. The risk of adverse effects to humans and animals due to exposure to the vaccine is minimal, but the ACHD and Township urge the public to avoid contact with the bait if possible. The attached flyers provide additional information regarding this program.
2020 Aerial Oral Rabies Vaccination Notification
Raccoon Rabies Fact Sheet
Raccoon Rabies Park Flyer
For more information: ACHD - Raccoon Baiting Program