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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP)

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ORVP

2014 Operations Began January 15, 2014

  • Description
    Description of the Oral Rabies Vaccinations Programs (ORVP) in Texas

  • Information
    A summary, full description and listing of the achievements of the Texas Oral Rabies Vaccination Programs.

  • Statistics
    Summary and baiting statistics from the Texas ORVP.

  • Updates
    Daily updates and information from the field during ORVP operations. Normally, the Texas ORVP operates during the month of January.

  • Gallery
    View a wide range of photographs of the people, equipment, and locations of the Texas ORVP.

  • Education
    How to obtain Continuing Education credits for Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and animal control officers.

  • Resources
    Link to other rabies and rabies control sites on the web.

News & Information

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Branch will initiate its Oral Rabies Vaccination Program’s 2014 distribution of oral rabies vaccine for wildlife on January 15th.  The campaign will distribute approximately 2.4 million individual vaccine/bait units over South, West-Central and East-Central Texas during approximately three weeks.  Target wildlife species include coyotes, gray foxes and skunks.  Anyone finding one of the vaccine/bait units is encouraged to leave it alone as wildlife can smell the human scent. The vaccine will not hurt pets or livestock if they consume one of the vaccine/bait units; it cannot be used in domestic animals as a substitute for the rabies vaccine administered by a veterinarian.  You should wash your hands with soap and water if you have skin contact with the liquid portion (vaccine); if you have an immunocompromising health condition, please inform your family physician immediately about your contact with a live vaccine.  Contact with a vaccine/bait unit should also be reported to the Zoonosis Control Branch by calling 1-877-722-6725 or 512-776-7255.

  • Texas Oral Rabies Vaccination Program 2014 Proposed Baiting Strategy (PDF)

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Last updated January 17, 2014
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