New born kittens are usually protected from disease for the first few weeks of life by their mother’s milk, but this is only short term, and by about seven weeks of age this immunity provided by the mother starts to wear off, leaving kitten un-protected against life-threatening diseases unless they are vaccinated.
Kittens need to have a course of ONE TO THREE or FOUR vaccinations to be protected against disease depending on whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat. It is important that your kitten stays indoors until they have had the full course of vaccinations.
Recommended vaccination program:
INDOOR cats only need the F3 Vaccination program
OUTDOOR cats need both the F3 & FIV vaccination programs
6-8wks F3 Vaccine (Cat Flu 2 types, Feline enteritis)
12wks F3 vaccine & FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
16wks F3 & FIV vaccine
20wks FIV vaccine
Annual boosters F3 & FIV vaccines required to maintain immunity