Delaware sb 147 action alert

DELAWARE Senator Karen E. Peterson has filed SB 147 **"This Bill creates a disciplinary action if a veterinarian gives vaccines in excess of the recommended dosages and/or frequencies." The bill has been assigned to the Senate Agriculture Committee.

**What You Can Do to Help:

Contact Senate Agriculture Committee Chair George Bunting (302) 744-4286** & the members below and ask them to vote that SB 147 "OUGHT TO PASS."

Chair George Bunting (302) 744-4286
Joseph W. Booth (302) 744-4117
Bruce C. Ennis (302) 744-4310
F. Gary Simpson (302) 744-4134
Robert L. Venables (302) 744-4298


States Consider Controlling Rabies Vaccination Intervals, by Edie Lau The Veterinary Information Network News Service 8/12/11 "Concerns in Delaware and Minnesota about over-vaccination center around the practice by some small-animal veterinarians of administering every one or two years rabies vaccines that have been proven to be effective for three years."

DELAWARE Rabies Bill SB 236 passed 6/30/12 with insertion of underlined language in the bill text below to prevent veterinarians from issuing 1 or 2 year rabies certificates when a 3 year vaccine is administered.

Text:$file/legis.html?open "The veterinarian administering the vaccine shall complete the certificate specifying accurately the manufacturer’s specifications of the duration of immunity of the rabies vaccination used …."

Rabies 'over-vaccination' targeted in Delaware by Marc Selinger, The Examiner 7/2/12

"Sen. Karen Peterson, the measure’s main sponsor. “It is needed because some veterinarians tell their clients that rabies shots must be administered annually when, in fact, they are using three-year vaccines. This practice can and has resulted in the deaths of dogs who were over-vaccinated.”

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