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Dog Bite At Mass Vax Clinic Prompts Request: Please Leave Pup At Home

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Tiffany Eckert
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Lane County Public Health has a request of anyone going to a drive-through vaccination clinic: Please don’t bring your dog. Let them stay comfortable and safe at home.

Lane County spokesperson Jason Davis said they had their first dog bite at a vax clinic last weekend.

“Obviously our vaccinators are valuable folks, they have the hands that can do the vaccinations themselves, which is the whole point of why we do these,” he said. “And if they get bit, then we take someone out of service. And we want to prevent that from happening.”

Davis insisted most people in Public Health are dog lovers, it's just there is a concern when pooch is in the vehicle while shots are being administered. He said for the safety of everyone involved in the mass vaccination effort, ‘please leave your dog at home.’

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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