Vaccines for Kittens and Cats

Keep in mind that all cats are unique. Your Madison Street Animal Hospital vet will discuss your dog’s planned lifestyle and risks, and then make recommendations and customize vaccines for your pet. 

A word about vaccine safety:  Any type of medical treatment has associated risks, but the risk should be weighed against the benefits of protecting your pet, your family, and your community from potentially fatal diseases. The majority of pets respond well to vaccines. Common minor side effects of feline vaccines include:

  • Discomfort at the injection site
  • Minor swelling at the injection site
  • Low fever
  • Lethargy
  • No appetite
  • Runny nose, coughing, or sneezing (usually after intranasal vaccines)
Vaccine Revaccination Kitten < 6 WeeksAdult > 16 Weeks Booster
FVRCP after (Rhinotracheitis primary series Calicivirus & Panleukopenia)Administer 1st dose at 8-10 weeks; boost every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeksAdminister 2 doses Revaccinate 1 year 3-4 weeks apart
FeLV (Feline year after Leukemia primary series)Administer 2 doeses, 3-4 weeks apart, beginning as early as 8-12 weeksAdminister 2 dosesRevaccinate 1, 3-4 weeks apart
Feline RAbies after (required by law)Administer a single does at 16 weeks of age Administer a single doseRevaccinate 1 year primary series