Why are cat vaccinations important?
Cats are vulnerable to infectious diseases that can seriously affect their health and welfare. Many are viral infections which can be life limiting or trigger a lifetime of chronic illness. These damaging diseases cause a range of symptoms in cats such as eye and mouth ulceration, inflammation of the respiratory system and gut, cancer and reduced immunity. These complex diseases are difficult to manage and have a huge negative impact on cats. Feline vaccination therefore makes sense to support your cat’s long term wellbeing.

How old does my cat need be to be vaccinated?
Kittens should have their first set of vaccinations at eight weeks (Click to see RVC Caring for your kitten' leaflet)
Cats usually need ‘booster’ vaccinations every twelve months.
Although getting your cat vaccinated when it is very young is very important – it is equally important to keep your cat’s vaccinated throughout it’s life.

How often should cat be vaccinated after their first inoculations?
We recommend that cats will need an annual ‘booster’ usually 12 months after their previous vaccination.

Which vaccinations does my cat need?
Feline vaccines are available the following diseases:
• Feline Panleucopenia/Infectious Enteritis (Feline Parvovirus, FPV)
• Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpesvirus, FHV)
• Feline Calicivirus (FCV)
• Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
• Chlamydophila felis
• Bordetella bronchiseptica
• Feline Rabies

The standard primary cat innoculations we administer cover :
• Feline Panleucopenia/Infectious Enteritis (Feline Parvovirus, FPV)
• Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpesvirus, FHV)
• Feline Calicivirus (FCV)
If your cat goes outside and comes in contact with other cats we recommend that is also vaccinated for Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)

Who can vaccinate my cat?
A veterinary surgeon will vaccinate your cat. However, if they have been given a full health check for their primary kitten vaccination, a qualified nurse can give the follow up vaccination

What is the cost of adult cat vaccinations?
The price of adult cat vaccinations is £42 for Feline Panleucopenia/Infectious Enteritis (Feline Parvovirus, FPV), Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpesvirus, FHV) and Feline Calicivirus (FCV). If you also want the additional Feline Lukemia Virus at the same time, the price for this combination is £48.

What is the price for yearly cat booster vaccinations?

Yearly cat booster vaccination prices are the same as the initial ones stated above.

Will my rescue cat need vaccinating?

If you adopt a cat from a charity, they are often vaccinated before you take them home. Always check with the charity and ask for the vaccination documentation. If you do not an up to date vaccination card we recommend re-starting with a full vaccination schedule.

What documentation do I need if my cat has already been inoculated ?

Ask for the vet vaccination records so you can take them to your vet when they are due their annual booster – and you can make a note of the anniversary on your calendar or in your diary!

Where can I get my cat vaccinated?
Here at RVC Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital we offer a full cat vaccination and cat health check services. We are proud to hold both the International Society of Feline Medicine Gold level 'Cat Friendly' clinic status. A leaflet explaining how that makes us different is available here online:  Gold standard ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic

When can I get my cat vaccinated?
We offer cat vaccinations from 8.00 am to 7 pm Monday – Friday and at weekends.

How do I book a cat vaccination appointment?
Firstly, your cat needs to be registered with us.

Once your cat is registered – we can book your cat's inoculation appointment – whether that be for the first course of vaccinations or annual/yearly booster ones.

Top of page