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June 16, 2010
Colorado Approves Rabies Medical Exemption Effective 3/02/10
Great news for Colorado pet owners. In mid-January, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) finalized rules regarding rabies vaccine exemptions for dogs and cats. These state that Colorado veterinarians may waive rabies vaccination for animals in their care who suffer acute or chronic disease or who have a history of adverse reactions to the vaccine.
To read the article that appeared in the 2010 #1 issue of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Voice, click here for a PDF version. The law, the rules and the waiver form are all available on the CDPHE website at www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoonosis/rabies.
For any other questions regarding the form and how it works, please contact Dr. Elisabeth W. Lawaczeck, State Public Health Veterinarian, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
H/T: Kris Christine, The Rabies Challenge Fund