A905
Vaccination Program


Kittens that are 6-8 weeks old when receiving their first vaccination:

  1. 6-8 weeks (first vaccination):
    Recommended: feline panleukopenia (distemper), rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus.
    Optional: Chlamydia psittaci

  2. 9-11 weeks (second vaccination):
    Recommended: feline panleukopenia (distemper), rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus.
    Optional: Chlamydia psittaci, feline leukemia; also feline infectious peritonitis -- extra label use, confer with a local veterinarian.

  3. 12-14 weeks (third vaccination):
    Recommended: feline panleukopenia (distemper), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and *rabies.
    Optional: Chlamydia psittaci, feline leukemia; also feline infectious peritonitis -- extra label use, confer with a local veterinarian.

Note:

*Rabies may be administered any time on or after 12 weeks of age.

 

Kittens that are 9-11 weeks old when receiving their first vaccination:

  1. These kittens should follow the above schedule starting with B (second vaccination) and continue through the entire program.

 

Kittens and adults that are 12 weeks old or greater when receiving their first vaccination:

  1. Any cat greater than 12 weeks (first vaccination):
    Recommended: feline panleukopenia (distemper), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and *rabies.
    Optional: Chlamdydia psittaci, feline leukemia, and feline infectious peritonitis-- use of this vaccine is extra-label prior to 16 weeks of age; however, a local veterinarian may be of assistance in determining if it would be of benefit to animals less than 16 weeks of age.

  2. At 2-3 weeks following the first vaccination:
    Recommended: feline panleukopenia (distemper), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and *rabies.
    Optional: Chlamydia psittaci, feline leukemia, and feline infectious peritonitis -- use of this vaccine is extra-label prior to 16 weeks of age, however, a local veterinarian may be of assistance in determining if it would be of benefit to animals less than 16 weeks of age.

 

Boosters are recommended for all animals that have had a series of vaccinations previously:

  1. Recommended yearly: feline panleukopenia (distemper), rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and *rabies.
    Optional yearly: Chlamydia psittaci, feline leukemia, feline infectious peritonitis.

Note:

* Rabies is recommended every 1-3 years depending on catís age, product used, and local public health laws.

 

SPECIAL SITUATIONS:

  1. Pregnant females: MLV vaccines have been responsible for infertility and abortions in the female, and for birth defects and death in the unborn kittens. Although some vaccines may be safe, modified live virus vaccines cannot be recommended in pregnant animals. It has been recommended that 2 inactivated panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus vaccinations be given 3 weeks apart with an inactivated rabies on the last visit.

  2. Colostrum-deprived kittens:
    At 2-3 weeks of age: inactivated panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus
    At 5-6 weeks of age: inactivated panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus
    Follow regular schedule from this point.

  3. Disease outbreak situations:

Panleukopenia:

  1. In cats less than 6 weeks of age, treat with passive immunity (serum from a healthy, vaccinated cat can be given), followed in 1-2 weeks with recommended series.
  2. In cats greater than 6 weeks of age, administer modified live panleukopenia as soon as possible.

Upper respiratory disease:

  1. Administer intranasal and modified live rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and Chlamydia psittaci to all affected and exposed cats immediately.

Note: Pet owners are highly encouraged to consult a local veterinarian for additional vaccination schedules and recommendations.