Due to ongoing supply chain issues after COVID, there is currently a shortage of feline vaccines in Australia, which is expected to continue until early 2024.
During this time our focus will be ensuring that previously unvaccinated kittens and adult cats deemed to be at higher risk are prioritised. Adult cats at risk include those immunocompromised or in high challenge environments like boarding catteries, shelters, and cat shows.
We urge all cat owners to schedule their cat’s annual and semi-annual health check as usual to determine what approach we should be taking for your cat, as well as making sure we identify any health conditions or health concerns that may be present.
Cats can hide illness well, so don’t delay this crucial connection with your cat’s health experts.
There is no need to panic, as immunity from previous vaccination does not disappear overnight, and the majority of cats who have been regularly vaccinated in the past will still be protected for some time and are very low risk for exposure.
The simplest and most effective measure to keep your cat safe is to keep him or her indoors, especially if they have not had at least 2 previous vaccinations. This will reduce their potential exposure to other cats and/or contaminated environments.
Whilst we’re doing everything possible to ensure that those most in need receive vaccinations, we appreciate that this situation may cause inconvenience to some pet families. We thank you for your patience and cooperation while navigating this shortage. Know that we are working hard to get all your cat’s vaccinations back on track as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated with any news.
If you have questions or concerns about this vaccination shortage, don’t hesitate to get in
touch with our friendly staff to discuss your cat’s requirements.