East Lincoln Animal Hospital

7555 Highway 73 East
Denver, NC 28037



A link to the AVMA website that discusses vaccinations for cats can be found here.

Kitten Vaccination Schedule:

6-9 weeks         Physical examination
                         FeLV/FIV test (Feline leukemia/Feline immunodeficiency test)
                           is recommended for all kittens
                         FVRCP vaccine #1
                         Flea/heartworm prevention
9-12 weeks        Physical examination
                         FVRCP vaccine #2
                         FeLV vaccine #1   (*if needed)
                         Flea/heartworm prevention

12-15 weeks      Physical examination
                         FeLV vaccine #2 (*if needed)
                         Rabies vaccination (PureVax rabies vaccine will last 1 year)
                         Flea/heartworm prevention

* We do recommend that all kittens (even indoor only) intitially get a FeLV vaccination series since the possiblilty exists that they may be exposed to FeLV through the introduction of new cats, exposure to other cats if they should escape the house, or in case they do become indoor/outdoor cats later in life. We may elect to drop the FeLV vaccination from the vaccination program later in the kittens life if he/she is a truly 100% indoor kitty.

* See bottom of page for links to information on specific diseases and descriptions of abbreviations.

Cat Vaccination Schedule

1 year             Physical examination
                       FVRCP vaccination
                       FeLV vaccination (*if needed)
                       Rabies vaccination (we recommend the 1 year PureVax Rabies for cats)
                       Deworming/flea control
                       FeLV/FIV testing (*if needed)
                       FIV vaccine (**if needed)

2-8 years         Physical examination yearly
                       FVRCP vaccination every 1 to 3 years (depending on exposure)
                       FeLV vaccination yearly (*if needed)
                       Rabies vaccination (we recommend the 1 year PureVax Rabies for cats)
                       Deworming/flea control
                       FeLV/FIV testing (*if needed)
                       FIV vaccine (**if needed)

8 + years         As above. Consider geriatric blood profile yearly to screen for
aging diseases (such as diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism).

* Indoor cats with no exposure to the outdoors and/or other cats that go inside and outside will not need a FeLV vaccine. If unvaccinated, make sure that all new cats entering the household have been FeLV tested negative before exposing them to your cat.

** FIV vaccine if needed.


AVMA                  =  American Veterinary Medical Association
FVRCP vaccination =  Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia/Chlamydia vaccination
FeLV vaccination   =  Feline Leukemia Virus vaccination
FIV vaccination     =  Feline Immunodeficiency Virus vaccination
FeLV/FIV testing   =  Feline Leukemia Virus/ Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing

Disease Information:

Feline Distemper (panleukopenia)

Feline Heartworm Disease

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (Rhinotracheitis or Herpes, Calici, Chlamydia)


Vaccination FAQs

Vaccination Reactions