The first three-in-one combination DISTEMPER vaccine, (Rhinotracheitis-Calici- Panleukopenia virus) is normally given as soon as the kitten is weaned, which occurs at approximately 8-weeks. The kitten then needs to be boostered with the same vaccine every 3-4 weeks until a minimum of 16-weeks of age, which provides protection for one year. Thereafter, this vaccine is boostered every 3 years.
*NOTE: To be sure that your kitten has been properly protected from the above diseases, we recommend that the series not be completed before the age of 16 weeks. Your kitten should be receiving its last distemper combination vaccine at the age of 16 weeks or older to maximize protection.
For ADULT CATS receiving the distemper combination vaccine for the first time, the vaccine is administered and must be boostered one time 3-4 weeks following the initial vaccine. The vaccine offers protection for one year, and thereafter, every 3 years.
The first PUREVAX FELINE RABIES vaccine should be given between 12 and 16 weeks of age, and then repeated annually. According to New York State law, cats must be vaccinated against Rabies, whether they remain exclusively indoors or not. FELINE LEUKEMIA is a vaccine highly recommended for ALL CATS. The initial vaccine is given as early as 9-weeks of age, then, boostered 3-4 weeks later. It is recommended to booster the leukemia vaccine yearly, especially for pets at risk for exposure.