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Cat Vaccine Recommendation Chart

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Core Vaccines

Recommended for all cats

  Kitten Vaccines Booster / Adult

Rabies (required by Law)

1 dose at 2 - 4 months of age 1 year later, then annually or every 3 years (as dictated by local law)
Panleukopenia (FPV)
Important for all cats
First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 - 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age At 1 year following the last dose, then no more often than every 3 years
Feline Herpesvirus (FHV)
Important for all cats
First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 - 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age At 1 year following the last dose, then every 3 years
Feline Calicivirus (FCV)
Important for all cats
First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 - 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age At 1 year following the last dose, then no more often than every 3 years

Non-Core Vaccines

These vaccines may or may not be important for your cat depending on individual circumstances

  Kitten Vaccines Booster / Adult
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) 1 dose at 8 weeks of age, then 1 dose 3 - 4 weeks later At 1 year following the last dose, then annually in cats with sustained risk
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) First given at 8 weeks of age, then 2 more doses at 2 to 3 week intervals At 1 year following the last dose, then annually in cats with sustained risk
Bordetella Bronchiseptica 1 dose at 8 weeks of age Annually in cats with sustained risk
Chlamydophila Felis 1 dose at 9 weeks of age, then a second dose 3 - 4 weeks later Annually in cats with sustained risk

Not Recommended

These vaccines are not recommended due to mild disease and/or inadequate efficacy

Not recommended for kittens or adult cats
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
Giardia lamblia