Recommendations vary depending on age and health status of the cat, the potential of the cat to be exposed to the disease, whether the cat remains indoors or also goes outdoors, the type of vaccine, whether the cat is used for breeding, and the geographical area where the cat lives or may visit. These recommendations are consistent with the 2006 vaccination guidelines developed by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
CAT VACCINATION SCHEDULE
Distemper combination vaccine*
Distemper is a combination of vaccines preventing them from different diseases.
It should start as early as when your cat is for 6 weeks. Repeat if every 3-4 weeks until it attains the age of 16 weeks. Giver booster dose when it reaches 1 year after completion of initial series. Afterward, vaccinate it every 3 years.
Start it at the age of 8 weeks and repeat in 3-4 weeks. Booster at 1 year after completion of initial series.
Continue booster dose annually for those cats who remain most of the time outdoors.
Given by your local veterinarian (age at vaccination may vary according to the type of vaccine). Revaccinate one year later, and then as required.
*Distemper combination vaccine includes panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. Consider the inclusion of Chlamydophilia for cats at risk of exposure.