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Human Rabies Exposure
Community Health Services Division

Contact Us

350 Montevue Ln.
Frederick, MD  21701

Ph: (301) 600-3342
Fx: (301) 600-1403

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-exposure Rabies Vaccine Program
  • This fee-for-service program provides rabies vaccine to individuals who work in high-risk areas where exposure to a rabid animal would be likely.
  • These professions may include Veterinarians, Vet Assistants, Animal Control staff and the Parks Service.
  • Pre-exposure rabies vaccine is available by appointment.  Call 301-600-3342 to schedule an appointment.

Post-exposure Rabies Vaccine Program
  • Please note: Effective February 11, 2013 treatment for rabies post-exposure is not longer available at the Frederick County Health Department.
  • Individuals who need to receive rabies post-exposure should go to the Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) Emergency Department.
  • You can contact FMH Emergency Department at 240-566-3500. 

Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)  - What to Expect if You Need Rabies PEP

Maryland law, COMAR, mandates that all animal bites or non-bite exposures be reported immediatley to the Frederick County Animal Control Center.  Individuals that know of a dog, cat or other warm blooded animals that has bitten, scratched or otherwise exposed an individual to a possible rabies infection must contact Animal Control immediately to report this exposure.  This includes health care providers as well as community members.

Contact Animal Control at 301-600-1544 or for emergencies only 301-600-2558.

Health Education
Contact the Frederick County Health Department with questions about prevention and
transmission, pre-exposure rabies vaccine and post-exposure rabies vaccine at 301-600-3342.