Vaccinations are an important part of your pets’ preventative health care.
After the primary course, annual booster vaccinations are required to maintain protective levels of immunity against infectious diseases.
To comply with datasheet recommendations, on which vaccine manufacturers obtain a licence for the use of their vaccine, this should be given within one year of the previous booster, other than for rabies vaccinations, which is currently given every three years.
The vaccine companies often give us a three month window (off licence) beyond the licenced 12-months, during which pets will probably still be covered if the booster is delayed. Beyond three months we would always advise restarting the primary course to ensure effective protection.
If you would prefer the peace of mind to know that boosters have been given according to licenced recommendations, or your pets’ insurance company requires vaccinations to be given in accordance with manufacturers’ datasheet, please ensure that you book an appointment for your pets’ booster in 12-months of their previous booster.
At All Creatures Veterinary Centre, we can assist in this by sending vaccination reminders. We can do this by text, email or post. If you do not currently receive vaccination reminders or need to update your contact details so that we can send future reminders, please contact us today and our reception team will be happy to update your details and marketing preferences.