Guidance

Vaccination of dogs

Information on vaccination schedules and licensed vaccines for dogs.

Documents

VMD Position Paper on vaccines for dogs

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Table of authorised vaccines for dogs

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Detail

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s (VMD) position on the authorised vaccination schedule for dogs has been published to help you make an informed decision on the vaccination schedule for your dog.

The table of vaccines lists vaccine products which have been authorised by the VMD.

Vets will use vaccination schedules that are based on the authorised summary of product characteristics (SPC).

However a vet may make the decision to use either a shorter or longer revaccination schedule based on the age, health, or vaccination history of the animal. This is considered to be off-label use of the product and the vet takes responsibility for the decision.

It is recommended that the course of action is agreed with the animal owner.