Raccoon Rabies Information

September 2017 : Nassau Raccoon Rabies Vaccination Campaign to Begin This Week

Wildlife Oral Rabies Vaccination Program

For additional information, including Health and Safety Recommendations, please click on the following link:
2016 Nassau Metro NY Oral Rabies Vaccination Program

Or call the Nassau County Department of Health at (516) 227-9663 weekdays from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

March 2016 :  Rabid Raccoon Reported in Nassau County

This the first rabid raccoon found in Nassau County since November 2007.

From August of 2004 to November 2007, 67 rabid raccoons have been found in Nassau County

Rabid raccoons continue to be found in portions of New York City, including Brooklyn and Queens.

To prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in Nassau County, the Nassau County Department of Health partners with Cornell University and others in efforts to vaccinate raccoons (Oral Rabies Vaccination; ORV) against the rabies virus.

For additional information, please see the following Fact Sheet: 

2016 Nassau Metro NY Oral Rabies Vaccination Program