Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
To the OP: I think you should probably have a vet out to do it for the reason that you'll be needing to establish a relationship with a new vet and this is the perfect non-emergency opportunity to do so.
to everyone saying they do it themselves: I would assume the reason for administering yourself would be saving money. While this can make sense for things like dewormer and even other vaccines, it does not make sense for rabies. The quarantine costs for an animal for which you cannot prove vaccination (and a vet's administration is required for this) is HUGE. Granted, this is more of a concern for animals like dogs and cats where it's usually due to a bite that you'd "need" proof of vaccine but still... Yes you want your animal protected, but should you need proof of vaccination in the instance of an outbreak (and you can't predict outbreaks, especially in areas like mine where Rabies cases are a major problem), probably best to cough up the minor vaccination charge rather than face trouble down the line. And as many others have stated, it is often illegal to possess or administer the vaccine.