Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccines are started for kittens at 6-8 weeks of age just as their protection from their mother’s colostrum is decreasing. A second set of vaccinations is administered at 12 weeks and a third set at 16 weeks in order to ensure complete protection.

When should kittens get their first vaccination shots?

Kittens should start their immunizations at around eight weeks of age.

How often does my kitten need to be vaccinated?

We recommend kittens be vaccinated monthly at 2, 3 and 4 months of age.

Does my kitten only need core vaccines?

It is recommended that all kittens receive Fvrcp, rabies and the feline leukemia vaccine as a base of immunity. Your veterinarian will assess disease risk after that and adjust the vaccine schedule to what is best for your cat.


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Last updated: August 9, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies. Here is what you can expect during your next visit:

  • Our doors are open, and all clients are welcome inside.
  • Although restrictions have been lifted in the province, we ask that clients wear a mask if accompanying a pet inside the hospital.
  • If you would like to request curbside pickup for purchases, we will gladly accommodate.
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Centretown Veterinary Hospital