Raccoon rabies vaccine packet distribution begins tonight.

Beginning today through Oct 19th, the Nassau County Dept of Health will be distributing by truck packets of rabies vaccine for raccoons in suspected raccoon habitats along streets throughout all of Port Washington and Manhasset.

The packet is clearly labeled: “Rabies Vaccine Live Vaccinia Vector.  Do Not Disturb, Merial, Inc Us Vet Lic. No. 298 1-877-722-6725.”

The packets are intended to immunize, not kill, raccoons.

Please see additional guidance from NC Dept of Health below.

Thank you,

Peter Forman


Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management


The Department of Health recommends: