Big cats have better immunity against deadly diseases or viruses. Baby cats rely on their mother’s milk for nourishment and protection. To boost a kitten’s immunity over a more extended period, it is advisable to get a cat vaccine.
The first type of vaccine that kittens should get is the FRCPV vaccine which protects against deadly viruses.
Your kitten needs a series of shots to boost its immunity. The other core vaccine is the rabies vaccine which protects against rabies. While there are several other vaccines, they are not administered unless the kitten is at risk of disease.
Vaccinating your cats is the best defense against preventable diseases. Depending on the unique circumstances, baby cats can start vaccination from four to six weeks. However, the vaccine might take 12 to 16 weeks to take effect because of the immunity passed on by their mothers. This immunity creates antibody interference which limits vaccine effectiveness.
You should continue vaccinating the baby cats for up to 16 weeks, then boost immunity annually or every three years. Get your kitten vaccinated at your local clinic.