The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has passed The Annual Rabies Vaccination waiver. What does it mean? Kris Christine, Founder of the Rabies Challenge Fund, says: “It will help us in our efforts to get exemption legislation passed!”
I say, it should also provide “cover” to those wonderful veterinarians who fight for our dogs every day.
The AVMA language says: “[The] AVMA recognizes some animals might require a waiver from rabies vaccination because the vaccination poses an unacceptably high risk to the health of the individual animal ….If adequate steps can be taken to minimize the chance of exposure to rabies virus, the AVMA recommends that such animals be granted a waiver from mandatory rabies vaccination, upon recommendation of a licensed veterinarian and with the concurrence of the appropriate public health authorities.
Read the Waiver here: http://www.avma.org/issues/policy/annual-rabies-vaccination-waiver.asp
The AVMA has also provided an Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver Form.
Does your state already allow exemptions? Read this: http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2012/03/05/does-your-state-permit-rabies-vaccination-medical-exemptions/
Read your state’s rabies law here.
So get busy! Change those laws!
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