XDogs wrote:I have a concern unrelated to the cost... getting a Distemper-combo booster two weeks after the first visit is not following the vaccine protocol all that well. Boosters should be given within 3 - 4 weeks from each other. If not, you are not getting as well an immune response from the body, as it will not be able to differentiate between the two exposures. The body, if boostered too early, will consider the two vaccines as one exposure and not build as well a memory.
OK, I'm not actually sure how this works, but it's quite normal to give shots at 6, 8, and 12 weeks. If you don't start the course until 7-8 weeks there's no point in doing 3 shots though. I did ask why this was and whether it makes a significant difference but didn't get a clear answer.
Still, it's standard, BUT for newer vaccines I believe most people don't bother any more... they are more effective or something, not sure of specifics