Massive anti-rabies vaccination in Ilocos Sur started

April 13, 2011 12:35 am 

VIGAN CITY, April 12 — At least 1,087 dogs from different towns of the province were vaccinated with anti–rabies vaccine, according to Ilocos Sur Veterinary Officer Ernesto Mendoza.

Mendoza said the massive anti–rabies vaccination started last March 11 following the arrival of the vaccine from the Department of Agriculture regional office.

Of the 1,087 dogs initially vaccinated, 500 were came from Cervantes town, 32 from Sugpon, 170 from Sigay, 383 from Quirino, 135 from Suyo and 68 from Sta. Catalina.

Mendoza said technicians from all local government units went from house to house in order to vaccinate dogs to ensure the safety of the residents from the dreaded rabies.

He appealed to all residents to coordinate with municipal veterinary technicians so that their dogs can be vaccinated.

He warned the public to take extra precaution on the prevalence of rabies this summer, which is normally transferred through dog’s bite. (PNA)

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