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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




The Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control Branch Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP) was created to eliminate rabies in coyotes (Canis latrans) in South Texas and rabies in gray foxes(Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in West Central Texas. The ORVP utilizes an oral rabies vaccine with a bait attractant. The vaccine/bait units are distributed aerially along transect lines. This ensures a consistent coverage of the target area. To learn more about the Texas ORVP, look through our website.


Last updated April 1, 2019