Vaccinating your cat
Cat influenza can be a severely debilitating disease, and may be fatal in some cases. The vaccines currently available are very effective against these diseases -- but remember that your cat needs annual booster injections to keep her protected throughout her life.
When the vaccination course has been completed, your vet will give you a signed certificate, providing all the details of your kitten's vaccinations. Keep this record safe so that details of her booster injections may be added each year. Kennels require an up-to-date certificate of vaccination before accepting your kitten.
Recently, a new vaccination has become available for feline leukemia virus and for feline chlamydia, which also causes respiratory disease. Ask your veterinarian about these vaccines for your kitten.
When should my kitten be vaccinated?
Your kitten will require an initial course of vaccinations with follow-up vaccinations at various times throughout her life. Your veterinarian can advise you on the best time to vaccinate your kitten, as this will depend on the particular vaccine used. It is common to administer the first injection at nine weeks of age and a second one three weeks later, at twelve weeks. The influenza vaccine is sometimes given as intranasal drops.