3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Rabies Control

*** Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information ***

Dorchester County COVID-19 Information

For all COVID-19 inquiries, such as scheduling an appointment for testing or vaccination, please call our new COVID-19 satellite office at 410-228-0235. 

Pre-register online or call 410-228-0235 to schedule an appointment for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at the Dorchester County Health Department's NEW COVID-19 SATELLITE OFFICE at 103 Cedar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. Walk-ins are welcome Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm. For information about community vaccination clinics, please call 410-228-0235 as locations and times vary.

Individuals age 12 and up are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Immunocompromised individuals who received Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are eligible for third doses. Individuals age 65 and up, adults with underlying medical conditions, or adults working or living in high-risk settings who received Pfizer ONLY are eligible for booster shots.

Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card or need proof of vaccination? Please visit MD.MyIR.net and complete the online form to view and print your official vaccination record for free.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and resources, visit covidlink.maryland.gov

 

Dorchester County Environmental Health
3 Cedar St.
Cambridge, MD  21613

Phone:  410-228-1167
Fax:  410-901-8192
Rabies Phone: 443-521-4996

Dorchester County Environmental Health actively partners with Dorchester County Animal Control to monitor and control the spread of rabies in the county through a combination of vaccination clinics, animal bite reporting, proper quarantining procedures, and the testing of potentially rabid animals.

**Reporting Animal Bites in Dorchester County**


Resources

  • Rabies Fact Sheet
  • Steps to Prevent Rabies
    • Only approach domestic animals that are known to you.
    • Avoid all contact with wild animals.
    • Make sure that your dogs and cats have a current rabies vaccination and County license.
    • Keep dogs under control or on a leash. Keep cats safely indoors.
    • Do not treat raccoons or other wild animals as if they were pets. Do not leave food out for raccoons, including leftover dog food, table scraps and large bird seeds.
    • Close off all entrances to chimneys, attics, garages or sheds which can provide a nesting site for raccoons. Install heavy 26-guage wire screen on chimney openings and flues.
    • Use metal garbage cans that have secure lids. Plastic cans should have snap covers, but are not as secure. Ammonia can be sprayed or poured into plastic garbage bags to discourage raccoons from feeding.
    • Most human exposures to rabies occur when people attempt to rescue sick or hurt wild animals that, upon testing, are found to be rabid.
    • Another frequent type of indirect exposure occurs when people handle their pets without gloves after the pet has had an encounter with a wild animal. Rabies virus in saliva on the pet’s fur can be transmitted through a break in the person’s skin for up to 2 hours after the saliva has been deposited on the fur.

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