The GDA Wants to Hear From You About Rabies Vaccine

The GDA Wants to Hear From You About Rabies Vaccine

by Dr. Wendy Cuevas, MS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM

Member vets,

Rule-40-16-1-09 was a little confusing to licensed Georgia veterinarians. The wording can be interpreted by some to imply that all veterinarians must be licensed and accredited  by the USDA in order to administer the rabies vaccine to animals.

The proposed rule change specifically states that in order for a veterinarian to administer the rabies vaccine, they must be licensed within the state of Georgia. This is in line with the law O.C.G.A. § 31-19-5.

Please submit your written comments to the State Veterinarian, Dr. Robert M. Cobb.

Address can be found at link below.

http://agr.georgia.gov/notice-of-intent-to-consider-amendments-to-rule-40-16-1-09-entitled-hazardous-biologicals-authority-to-impound.aspx

Have additional questions about rabies vaccines? Check out Frequently Asked Questions section.



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