Vaccination is a key component of preventive health care for shelter animals, including those who spend time in foster care. When vaccination protocols are appropriately developed and properly applied, they can be among the most important lifesaving tools.
Vaccination is a medical procedure, so oversight of vaccine protocols and specific patient questions should be directed to a veterinarian. Administration of core vaccines to animals prior to or at the time of intake is a critical disease prevention tool in shelters.
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Vaccine Storage, Handling, & Administration
Most vaccines used in the shelter contain living organisms, so care must be taken when storing, handling, and administering them to ensure these organisms remain viable and are able to induce a protective immune response.