Rabies is a fatal viral disease that spreads to pets and humans through infected animals.
Unfortunately, in almost all cases, rabies leads to death, so it's absolutely vital that pet parents stay on top of rabies vaccinations for their pets.
Due to the seriousness of the disease, rabies vaccination is required in almost all states (you can check the specific laws in your state of residence here). Dogs and cats can typically get their first vaccine around 12 weeks old, receive a booster one year later, and then additional boosters every one to three years throughout their lifetime.
Just as rabies vaccination laws can vary by state, the price of the vaccination can, too.
So, how much does a rabies vaccine cost? Let's look at the regional breakdown.
Pet parents can typically expect to pay between $15 to $28 per shot, however, the cost of the rabies vaccine largely depends on where you live and what clinic you choose. The cost might also be higher if you choose a three-year vaccine versus a one-year vaccine.
Based on nationwide veterinary data we've collected, here are the typical ranges by region:
West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama
Average cost per rabies vaccine: $15-$20
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii
Average cost per rabies vaccine: $18-$25
Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa
Average cost per rabies vaccine: $15-$25
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia
Average cost per rabies vaccine: $16-$25
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