During a kitten’s first year of life, they will undergo a series of vaccinations to keep them adequately protected from certain illnesses that are often serious and fatal. The first round of vaccinations is usually given when they are around 6-8 weeks of age. Your vet will advise you when your pet should be brought back in for the booster shots. These booster shot sessions should never be skipped or postponed because it can affect your kitten’s immunity and can increase the risk of developing the disease when exposed to it. After the series of vaccinations during the first year, booster shots for some vaccines are given annually or every 3 years. The interval will depend to a large extent on the type of vaccine.
There are vaccines, like rabies and feline herpesvirus, which are called core vaccines. These shots are mandatory and should be updated. The other group of vaccines is referred to as non-core because the decision on whether to give it to your pet or not will depend on your vet’s assessment of your pet and other risk factors.
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