Rabies Information

Rabies Virus

Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all mammals, including humans. The virus attacks the central nervous system and can be secreted in saliva. Because rabies affects people as well as animals, control of this disease has become a top priority for the Division of Animal Health. With the cooperation of the Department of Public Health and the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, every angle of potential rabies exposures gets covered in order to prevent further rabies infections.  Visit Mass.gov to find detailed information on the Massachusetts Rabies Control Program and Regulations

Rabies Clinic

Whitman Board of Health holds an annual Rabies clinic.  

This year's clinic information:


This years event was held on Friday June 24th, 2022

from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

at the Whitman Police Station 20 Essex Street

(Right Side Parking Lot)

The clinic was a great success.  We vaccinated 59 animals with the help of the Abington Animal Hospital.  Dr. Curtin and his staff were amazing.

The Board of Health would like to thank the Whitman Police Department as well as the Abington Animal Hospital for making the event such a huge success!

The date for the 2023 Rabies clinic will be determined at a later date and posted to the website when scheduled in 2023.

Please contact the Whitman Board of Health office with any questions at 781-618-9755

Visit Mass.gov to see other Rabies Clinics available in Massachusetts.