These vaccines should be given to kittens starting from 6-8 weeks of age and should be given every 3-4 weeks until the final booster after 16 weeks of age. If your kitten is over 16 weeks of age, two doses of the vaccine are necessary at 3-4 weeks apart. After a booster at 6 months to one year, revaccination is recommended every 3 year thereafter for cats with low risk of exposure.
For kittens 12-16 weeks of age, boosters at yearly intervals for recombinant vaccines which are recommended because there is some evidence of decreased risk of sarcoma formation. Killed rabies vaccine booster is required at one year, and then it can be performed every 3 years using a vaccine approved for a 3 year administration.
FeLV-negative kittens that will be allowed to go outdoors or will potentially be in contact with other cats with unknown FeLV status. This vaccine is not recommended for indoor kittens or those who are not likely to have exposure to other cats. Starting at 8 weeks of age, 2 doses of FeLV vaccine are given at 2-4 week intervals, until they are 16 weeks of age, after which, annual boosters for recombinant vaccines, or 3 year boosters for inactivated vaccines.
Kaylin Stinski: Throughout my life, I have always been very passionate about animals and have worked in the veterinary medicine field for the last 10 years. Outside of working directly with the animals, I really enjoy educating clients on the overall care of their pets; not only from a medical perspective but also discussing general concerns such as behavioral interventions and preventative care. Writer at Pet Wellness Advisor.
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