How Often Should Pets Be Vaccinated?

Many veterinarians believe that vaccines are not necessary every year for most pets that live indoors. However, puppy and kitten vaccination series should be given, followed by a booster vaccine at one year of age. The next booster shots for most core vaccines are done every 3 years. Sometimes, it’s only rabies vaccination that’s recommended for indoor-only pets. There have been studies that were able to demonstrate continued immunity of vaccinated animals extending for at least 3 years from the initial booster dose. These results have led many veterinarians to recommend giving booster shots for specific vaccines every 3 years. However, some vaccines need to be given annually, such as leptospirosis. In senior pets, veterinarians may recommend stopping most vaccines except rabies, unless pets are exposed to certain risk factors that require vaccination. 

If you have any questions and/or concerns about vaccines and vaccination, don’t hesitate to talk to your veterinarian Frisco, TX. 

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