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A general consensus among experts points to what are considered the “core” vaccinations for kittens and cats, detailing what vaccines should be administered to every cat versus what should be given only certain cats. Specialized vaccinations depend on age, breed, and health of the feline in question, as well as other factors, such as the potential exposure of the cat to a specific disease, the type of vaccine, and the commonality of the disease in question in the geographical region where the cat lives or is visiting.
The recommendations below outline the necessary core vaccinations for all cats. Others that may be required. However, you may want to consult with one of our veterinarians about other possible immunities, including feline leukemia (if your cat lives outside full or part time), chlamydophila, feline infectious peritonitis, bordetella, giardia, and feline immunodeficiency virus.
6 Weeks: Combination vaccine*
8 Weeks: Combination vaccine
11 Weeks or Older1: Rabies
14 Weeks: Combination vaccine, Rabies vaccine
Adult Annual Boosters: Combination vaccine, rabies (Note that cats at low risk of disease exposure may not require boosters annually, but a consultation with your veterinarian can aid you in making this determination.)
*Combination vaccines include feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. Some may include chlamydophila or leukemia.