When Should A Kitten Get Its First Shots?

Although certain vaccinations are given to kittens at the time of their initial health check, it is recommended that all cats receive a series of vaccinations over 6-8 weeks. This will help protect your cat from diseases such as feline leukaemia virus (FeLV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and rabies. Vets may also recommend annual booster vaccines or microchipping during this period to ensure an ongoing immunity against disease.

How often should my cat be vaccinated?

Because each vaccination has different risks associated with it, you’ll need to discuss any additional vaccine requirements with your vet and decide on the best course of action for your kitten’s health and welfare: For example, some vaccines require a short ‘booster’ injection around 2 – 3 months after your kitten’s first immunisations – while others might only require one dose every two years; if you’re unsure which is best for your pet, please ask!