Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats

Your cats and kittens need a strong immune system to ward off diseases. Getting them vaccinated is the main to boost their immunity. Our hospital provides all the vaccinations required by law which includes rabies, FVRCP and leukemia. Please don’t hesitate to consult with our team about the vaccines your pet needs.

When should my cat or kitten be vaccinated?

Kitten vaccinations should begin at 6 weeks old. Between 6-10 weeks old your kitten should receive their FVRCP shot. At 11-14 weeks old they should be given feline leukemia shots and FVRCP. At 16 weeks old or older your kitten can receive rabies, FVRCP and feline leukemia vaccines.

A year after completing kitten vaccines adult cats should get booster shots. Adult cats may need feline distemper, rabies, FVRCP and leukemia vaccines.

My cat/ kitten goes outside sometimes, does this affect their vaccinations?

Yes. The general time frames for kitten and cat vaccinations are based on indoor cats. We generally recommend keeping your cats indoor and away from other animals until they are vaccinated. Our team can assist you in creating a vaccination schedule for your outdoor cats or kittens. Call us at 204.452.9010 to schedule an appointment.

What should I expect once my cat or kitten is vaccinated?

There is a small possibility your pet may experience some side effects. The side effects usually disappear within a day or two. Your kitten or cat may have a fever, loss of appetite, lethargy or swelling where they received their vaccines. If you become concerned about any side effects be sure to reach out to us for instructions.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital