Wildlife Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) Program

From approximately August 15-31, 2018, an estimated 406,800 rabies vaccine baits will be distributed in both Erie and Niagara counties.

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) In collaboration with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center, the NY State Department of Health and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) Wildlife Services, is participating in a wildlife baiting rabies vaccination initiative.

Rabies vaccine baits will be distributed over rural areas by fixed-wing aircraft in suburban town/villages and in open areas if the City of Buffalo.  Based on weather conditions which may cause delays to this schedule, it will take approximately 3 days to complete.  The ECDOH Division of Environmental Health’s Rabies, Disease and Vector Control Program staff will distribute baits by vehicle.  

Additional Information

FAQs About the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program


Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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