"Core" Vaccines
These are the vaccines all cats in our practice area should receive.
They will differ from region to region and country to country.
Feline Herpes Virus (Rhinotracheitis)
Feline Calicivirus
Feline Panleukopaenia or Infectious Enteritis

"Cat flu" refers to infection with feline herpes virus or feline calicivirus.

Franklin Vets Vaccination Schedule for Cats

  • First booster of Felocell 3 12 months after completion of kitten course.
  • Subsequent vaccination of Felocell 3 every three years.
  • If three yearly vaccination has been missed by more than three months, then two doses one month apart will be required to get back onto the three yearly course.
  • Felocell 3 (Feline Herpes Virus, Feline Calicivirus, Feline Panleucopaenia Virus) every 3-4 weeks until 12 weeks of age.Kittens.jpg
There is no need to use the Felocell 3 vaccine used at Franklin Vets against feline herpes virus, feline calicivirus, and feline panleucopaenia virus any more often than every three years in adult cats, whatever their perceived level of exposure to these viruses.  This includes going to boarding catteries. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) causes a condition known as feline AIDS.
  • The virus exists in several different strains.
  • There is a vaccine available against two of the strains of FIV.  One of which is present in New Zealand.
  • It is thought that there is a cross-over protection from the vaccine to the other strain, but this is currently unproven.
  • The vaccine is given as a course of three injections, 2-3 weeks apart, followed by an annual booster.
  • If the annual booster is allowed to lapse by more than 12 weeks, it will be necessary to give the initial course again.
9 weeks old Health Check & Felocell 3
12 weeks old Health Check & Felocell 3
1 year Health Check & Felocell 3
2 years Health Check
3 years Health Check
4 years Health Check & Felocell 3
  • Kittens should not be allowed out of the house until the completion of the kitten vaccination course at 12 weeks old.
  • We do not recommend vaccination against Feline Chlamydiosis or Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV).
  • Both vaccines are associated with a significant risk of adverse reaction, which outweighs the potential benefit of vaccination.