LOCKPORT, NY (WIVB) - Residents in Erie and Niagara Counties should be aware that there will be an oral rabies vaccine drop on Tuesday.
The U.S Dept. of Agriculture is focusing on controlling rabies in wildlife and will drop 204,000 bait packages over the two counties.
The packages are plastic blister packs that have a coating of fat and wax to attract the animals. The bait contains a live virus, liquid vaccine and should not be handled by humans. Residents are asked to keep domestic animals away from the packs.
The drop is mostly aerial, but hand baiting will take place in Niagara Falls.
The Niagara County health department has also scheduled a free rabies vaccination clinic for Sept. 21 at the Lockport town highway garage
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