Vaccinations

Vaccinations

The Weimaraner Club of America Health Committee recommends the
following vaccine schedule:

8 weeks: Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza- Parvovirus

12 weeks: Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza- Parvovirus

15-16 weeks: An antibody titer is recommended to confirm immunity
since a small proportion of puppies may still not be covered.

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Puppies showing no evidence of antibody production in the titer
should be re-inoculated.

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The use of Corona, Leptospirosis, Bordatella and Lyme vaccines are
not recommended unless these diseases are prevalent in the area;
and should never be administered along with the core vaccines listed
above, but rather separately, and at a time when the pup's immune
system is mature.

Rabies vaccinations should be given as required by
law, but not coincident with other vaccinations. If possible, wait until
the puppy is older than 16 weeks.

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If a serious adverse immune response occurs, further vaccination
prior to one year of age is not recommended. Options should be
discussed with your veterinarian. Some states provide exemptions for
Rabies in cases where an underlying medical condition is likely to
result in a life threatening condition in response to vaccination.

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While this protocol helps in preventing reactions, it does not prevent
them in all susceptible individuals.

Any questions regarding this protocol can be sent to:
wcahealth@gmail.com

The recommendations expressed are those of the WCA and the WCA
Health Committee. These recommendations are not a substitute for
professional veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. The WCA
recognizes that decisions about veterinary care are private matters
which must remain within the purview of an individual dog’s owner(s)
and veterinarian(s). It is the responsibility and ethical mandate of all
WCA members to ensure that their dogs receive appropriate and
timely veterinary care.