CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County Health Department is offering a drive-thru rabies clinic later this spring instead of its regular annual clinics in Rock Hall and Galena.

According to a news release, the health department has re-evaluated the rabies vaccination operations to best use available resources and adapt to changing public health and safety concerns.

As a result, there will be no vaccination clinics in Galena or Rock Hall this year.

Instead, the health department will host a drive-thru rabies clinic from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. It will be held at the health department, which is located at 125 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown.

A rain date has been set for Thursday, June 10.

All occupants, including pets, will stay inside the vehicle, the release states. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.

The cost is $10 per pet. The health department asks that pet owners pay by cash — the exact amount — or check.

Online registration is preferred and is available at www.kenthd.org.

For more information, contact the health department’s Environmental Health Division at 410-778-1361.

A second drive-thru clinic in Chestertown will be announced later this year, the release states.

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