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§ 2606.4. Officially Declared Rabies Areas.

17 CA ADC § 2606.4BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 4. Preventive Medical Service
Subchapter 1. Reportable Diseases and Conditions
Article 3. Specific Diseases and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 2606.4
§ 2606.4. Officially Declared Rabies Areas.
(a) Administration and Enforcement. For purposes of administration and enforcement of section 121690, California Health and Safety Code, in officially declared rabies areas, the following shall apply:
(1) Licensing and Vaccination Procedure. The vaccination of dogs three months of age or older as required by subdivision (b), section 121690, California Health and Safety Code, shall be held a requisite to licensing as required under subdivision (a) therein. Completion of the licensing procedure consists of issuance of a license tag or a vaccination tag bearing the license data and shall be carried out only after presentation of a current valid official vaccination certificate. Current copies of the Compendium of Canine Rabies Vaccines approved by the Department, together with the maximum immunity duration periods prescribed by the Department for each type product, are available on the Veterinary-Public Health Section, Infectious Disease Branch, California Department of Public Health website or upon request at vetph@cdph.ca.gov.
(2) Vaccination Certificates. Official vaccination certificates must show:
(A) the name, address and telephone number of the dog's owner;
(B) the description of the dog, including breed, color, age, and sex;
(C) the date of immunization;
(D) the type of rabies vaccine administered;
(E) the name of the manufacturer; and
(F) the lot number of the vaccine used.
Such certificates shall bear the signature of the veterinarian administering the vaccine or a signature authorized by him, and in addition such certificate shall be stamped, printed, or typed with his name, address and telephone number for legibility, with the exception that at dog vaccination clinics conducted pursuant to section 121690(f) of the Health and Safety Code, vaccination certificates approved by the local health officer may be used provided that the specific clinic is identified upon the vaccination certificate and records are maintained containing the information specified under items (E) and (F) above.
(3) Interval Permitted for Procurement of License. The vaccination of dogs four months of age against rabies as required under subdivision (b), section 121690, California Health and Safety Code, and the license required by subdivision (a) of said section shall be procured not later than 30 days after the dog attains the age of four months. The license renewal shall be procured not later than 60 days after expiration of the previously issued license.
(4) Rabies Control Activities Reporting. During such time as a county is under official declaration as a rabies area, each local official responsible for the various phases of local dog or rabies control within each city, county and city or cities, or county shall make quarterly rabies control activities reports to and on forms furnished by the Department. Such reports shall be submitted to the Department by the local officials responsible for the various phases of local dog or rabies control through the local health officer so as to reach the Department not later than 30 days following each quarter.
(b) Vaccination of Dogs Against Rabies. Dogs shall be considered to be properly vaccinated for the purposes of section 121690, California Health and Safety Code, when injected at three months of age or older with an approved canine rabies vaccine and revaccinated in accordance with the following conditions:
(1) Primary Immunization. Primary immunization shall be defined as the initial inoculation of an approved canine rabies vaccine administered to dogs aged three months or older.
(2) Minimum Age for Rabies Vaccination. The minimum age for which rabies immunization of dogs shall be accepted for purposes of dog-owner compliance with requirements for rabies vaccination and for purposes of issuance of dog licenses (See section 2606.4(a)(1)) is three months.
(3) Revaccination Intervals. Dogs shall be revaccinated one year (12 months) after the primary immunization with an approved type of rabies vaccine. Dogs shall be revaccinated thereafter at least once every three years (36 months) with an approved type rabies vaccine.
(c) Issuance of Dog Licenses. In no instances shall a dog license be issued for a period beyond the date upon which revaccination is due except, following primary immunization in a local jurisdiction which is on a fixed one-year licensing period, a license may be issued for a period beyond the revaccination date if early revaccination cannot be required in accordance with subdivision (d).
(d) Notwithstanding the rabies revaccination intervals specified in section 2606.4(b)(3) above, local authorities may require revaccination prior to issuance of a license provided that revaccination against rabies in no instance shall be required sooner than one year (12 months) following a primary immunization or sooner than 2 years (24 months) following a vaccination of dogs vaccinated over one year (12 months) of age.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 121690 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 121690 and 131200, Health and Safety Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 12-19-57; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 57, No. 22).
2. Amendment filed 5-5-71; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 71, No. 19).
3. Amendment filed 5-20-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 21).
4. Amendment filed 1-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 5).
5. Change without regulatory effect amending section and Note filed 10-13-2014 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2014, No. 42).
This database is current through 1/14/22 Register 2022, No. 2
17 CCR § 2606.4, 17 CA ADC § 2606.4
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