Cat & Kitten Vaccination Schedule

Cat & Kitten Vaccination Schedule

QUESTION: “I just got a new kitten.” What is the best vaccine to get?

ANSWER: The age of your pet, his needs, and the area where you live can greatly influence the types of vaccinations your cat receives and how often.

Cat & Kitten Vaccination Schedule

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6-8 weeks

  • At the veterinarian’s discretion, based on risk: Chlamydia
  • “Core” vaccines*: Feline distemper, Feline rhinotracheitis, Feline calicivirus

*Each of the above “core” vaccines should be given every 3-4 weeks, with the final kitten vaccination administered at 14-16 weeks of age.

10-12 weeks

  • Second vaccination with “core” vaccines.
    At the veterinarian’s discretion, based on risk: Feline leukemia

12-16 weeks

  • Rabies

14-16 weeks

  • Third vaccination with “core” vaccines

1 year

  • Rabies
    Vaccinate with “core” vaccines.
    At the veterinarian’s discretion, based on risk: Chlamydia, Feline leukemia

If you're a new cat parent, check out this article: Best Vaccines for a Kitten.

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