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Parvovirus dog vaccinations halted due to Covid

Vaccination clinics to protect dogs against an outbreak of canine parvovirus have been called off by the Bermuda Veterinary Association because of a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Laura Tucker, the president of the BVA, said the heightened risk meant the clinics had “sadly” been called off.

But she advised that booster shots would be provided if pets had already been given their first shots at Bulls Head in Hamilton, or the Fairmont Southampton.

She added: “Obviously the BVA wish to continue vaccination efforts and so far we have had word from Endsmeet, Ettrick, Cedartree and VetSmith to say that they will honour the booster price of $25 for people to schedule these in and present their vaccine cards.”

She said the appointment would come with questions and a cursory examination of pets. A full examination of dogs can be booked if needed.

Ms Tucker said: “The BVA do not wish to risk causing a staffing shortage for the continued operation of each animal hospital, nor do we want to risk the health and wellbeing of any of our generous volunteers.

“As medical professionals it is important to note the difficulties faced at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and not do anything to increase the number of cases they are seeing.

“Please stay safe, everyone, and we will inform of any future events if and when they become possible.”

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Published September 20, 2021 at 7:47 am (Updated September 20, 2021 at 7:47 am)

Parvovirus dog vaccinations halted due to Covid

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