Community Hygiene Program

The Community Hygiene Program ensures that Howard County residents live in an environment that is clean and free from disease.
Office hours are 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday.  The program phone number is 410-313-1773.


Rabies Vaccinations for Your Pets  

Howard County Health Department, in cooperation with the Animal Control and Adoption Center, sponsors monthly local vaccination clinics to protect your pet from the rabies virus.  These vaccination clinics will be held OUTSIDE (weather permitting), masks are MANDATORY (for people) and SOCIAL DISTANCING measures will be in place. Bring your dog, cat, or ferret for a discounted vaccination. 

Location:  8576 Davis Road
                   Columbia, MD 21045  
Time:         Every 3rd Thursday of the month
                   Between the hours of 12:00p.m. and 1:30p.m. 
Cost:          $5.00 cash or check (Payable to “Director of Finance”)   


•  All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier!

• Pets must be at least 3 months old to receive a vaccination.

• For a 3-year vaccine, bring a copy of rabies vaccine history from a veterinarian. Otherwise, a 1-year vaccine will be administered.

• A County license for your pet may be obtained at an additional charge ($6.00 for altered, $24.00 for unaltered.) Proof of spay/neuter is required.

For more information, see our rabies vaccination flier.

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