May 25, 2012

Ooops: MO Rabies Exemption Waiver Not Passed

Missouri residents who want to avoid the increasing the risk of adverse reactions in companion animals inoculated with rabies vaccine will have to take it up at the local level.

According to Kris Christine, The Rabies Challenge Fund:

According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Legislative Liaison, Rachel Mobley, the final version of SB 566 stripped the language which required all dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies. Because there is no statutory requirement for rabies vaccination in the final bill or in state law, there was no need for a medical exemption clause in SB 566. Rabies vaccination requirements are determined at the county level. 

Well darn!

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