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If you or a family member is concerned about an exposure to an animal and believe you may need rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (rabies vaccine), please call 877-PA HEALTH. You will receive a response promptly from public health staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Exposures to rabid animals are an urgent concern and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Pennsylvania participates in the oral raccoon rabies vaccination program (ORV). Baiting occurs in the western part of the state. For more information, please see the following documents.  
Pennsylvania Animal Rabies Reports
Annual Rabies Reports