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Health Department Hosts Vax Your Pet, Vax Yourself April 1

Mar 23, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will hold a “Vax Your Pet, Vax Yourself” event Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Health Department, located at 1235 Ramsey St., Fayetteville.

Rabies vaccinations will cost $5 per pet. COVID-19 and Flu vaccines will be given at no cost.


Organizations will distribute free items and information about programs and services. The Cumberland County Public Library, Department of Social Services, Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and the public health education team will participate, to name a few. Barber Kings barber shop will offer free haircuts during the event.


Pre-paid cards in the amount of $10 to various grocery and retail stores will be distributed to the first 35 individuals who receive a COVID-19 vaccine, flu vaccine, or STD test. In addition, $100 pre-paid cards will be raffled off every hour. You must be present to win.


This event is sponsored in part by funding from the Cornelia "Neill" Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Health of the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


Vax Your Pet!

$5 Rabies Vaccinations:

North Carolina Law states “the owner of every dog and cat over four months of age shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies.” To remain properly immunized, a dog or cat must receive two rabies vaccinations one year apart, then one vaccination every three years thereafter. Dog and cat owners in Cumberland County who have not vaccinated their pet in accordance with this law are subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $100.


While at the clinic, please keep dogs leashed and cats in separate carriers or boxes or leave them in a car with the windows down or the air conditioner switched on. Owners may be held responsible for any damage their pet causes at the clinic.


Cash is the only accepted method of payment. Please bring exact change to pay the $5 per animal fee. Please do not bring rolled coins. Checks will not be accepted. No credit cards.


Vax Yourself!

Flu Vaccinations:

Flu shots are FREE to everyone regardless of insurance status. Participants will not receive a bill for flu vaccines. Participants will complete a short registration form when they arrive to the clinic. If insured, a copy of insurance cards will be made, and the insurance company will be billed. Children 18 and younger can receive a free flu vaccine through the Vaccines for Children program. Anyone accompanying a minor must show proof of custody.


COVID-19 Vaccinations:

The Department of Public Health administers Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations, including monovalent (original) and bivalent (Fall boosters) vaccines. Vaccines are FREE to all regardless of insurance status. Updated Boosters Are Recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 1 updated booster dose:

Test Yourself!

The CCDPH Sexually Transmitted Disease express clinic will be open during this event. Confidential testing for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and other STD will be provided. Testing is free, regardless of insurance status.  Walk-ins are welcome.


For more information about Cumberland County Department of Public Health programs visit cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/public-health.