Rabies Vaccine

U.S. Agriculture Department

Tuesday, Aug. 20 is the first day of scheduled rabies vaccine airdrops at numerous locations in Erie and Niagara Counties. Bait laced with the vaccine will be dropped in areas where wild animals known to carry rabies may be lurking. Erie County is also planning three rabies vaccine clinics next month to protect pets from the fatal virus.

Erie County Health Department

Crews have started airdropping rabies vaccine baits throughout rural areas of Erie County as part of a broader initiative to reduce rabies in animals along the Eastern Seaboard and along the Canadian Border.

Five fixed-wing aircraft are distributing baits through August 20. Additional distribution efforts in late August and early September in some open areas of Buffalo and in nearby towns and villages.