Kittens can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age. They require 2 injections at least 3 weeks apart and are fully protected 1 week after the second injection. We will send you a reminder for their annual ‘boosters’.
The basic vaccination is for cat ‘ﬂu’ and enteritis. We would strongly recommend vaccinating against Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV).
If your cat currently isn’t vaccinated against FeLV, you can opt to have this done – It is a course of 2 injections, like the basic vaccination.
However, FeLV virus can lie dormant in other tissues in an inactive state for many years. If your cat therefore develops the disease later In life, despite being vaccinated, it is because it was already infected prior to its ﬁrst ever vaccine. It is therefore very important to vaccinate as a kitten.
We may advise vaccination for other diseases based on your individual circumstances.
If you wish to travel abroad, Rabies vaccination is required for the Pet Passport. Please see separate handout.