Scenario #3 (Vaccinated 1x)

Scenario #3

The pet is 14 months old, with the microchip implanted at approximately 3 months of age; however, the exact implant date can not be found. The pet will be getting its “primary” vaccination for Rabies today. The pet will be traveling to London in 30 days.

EU/UK Rabies Rules:

  1. The pet does meet this rule: Primary rabies must be given to the pet after or on the same date as the microchip implant (or the date of the microchip scan).
  2. The pet does meet this rule: Pet must not travel until 21 days have passed following the primary rabies vaccination.
  3. The pet does meet this rule: Pet must be able to prove that it has not had a lapse between vaccinations

Even though the exact microchip date is unknown, it was microchipped before the “primary” rabies vaccination, so the rabies vaccination qualifies.

What to do:

The veterinarian will need to scan the microchip prior to vaccination and use the scanned date as the date of the microchip implant on the health certificate. The vet can then proceed with administering the “primary” rabies vaccination to the pet.

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