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A year after rabies scare, Progreso sets up free vaccination sites

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Free rabies vaccines are offered to head off another health scare. Photo: Getty

Progreso, Yucatán — Nearly a year after rabies caused an uproar, an ambitious anti-rabies vaccination campaign for dogs and cats was announced in the port city.

For eight days, two different vaccination sites will be set up with free shots for pets. The program is organized by the city’s Coordinación de Ecología y Medio Ambiente.

In April 2017, a rabies scare had the region on edge. Officials in Progreso came under fire when they said stray cats and dogs would be euthanized if found roaming the streets. In Mérida, rabies made a return after 20 years.

The “First Canine and Feline Anti-Rabies Vaccination Campaign 2018” sets up at two different locations for the next eight days.

The free shots will be administered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:

  • Monday, March 12 in front of Benito Juárez García high school.
  • Tuesday, March 13, in front of the Progreso High School, on Calle 29 and 42, and in the La Fuente park, on Calle 52 at 33
  • Wednesday, March 14, in Azueta Park, Calle 31 and 60, next to the CFE, and in La Pasadita Park, Calle 62 at 37
  • Thursday, March 15, at Pedro Castillo Park, Calle 74 at 37, and at La Madre Park, Calle 31 and 72
  • Friday, March 16, in the Morelos park, Calle 29 between 88 and 90, and the Juarez park, Calle 31 street and 89
  • Monday, March 19, in the La Carmita store, Calle 88 and 39 of Ciénega 2000, and in the Vicente Guerrero park, Calle 39 with 112
  • Tuesday, March 20, at the Hermanos Alonzo baseball field, Calle 33 and 126 (zone 13), and in the Héctor Victoria park, Calle 148 at the Yucalpetén harbor
  • Wednesday, March 21, in the Nueva Yucalpetén park, Calle 33 at 140, and in the main park of the Paraíso village.

Doctors recommend annual vaccinations.

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