Information about vaccinations, related to but not limited to the subject of VAS
ADVERSE REACTION REPORT TO USDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is responsible for oversight and certification of animal vaccines.
All cases of VAs should be reported as Adverse reactions. The treating veterinarian should make the report but many
don't. Individuals may submit a report about their cat's VAS.
ADVERSE REACTION REPORT TO USFDA
Report an adverse reaction to the USDA's Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) The U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, not the FDA,regulates and certifies animal vaccines, but the USFDA collects information about all drugs.
The treating veterinarian should report VAS as an adverse reaction but many do not. Individuals may also submit these
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTITIONERS 2013 FELINE VACCINE REPORT
This is the latest version of the Association's recommendations regarding
This site by Dr. Christianne Schelling, DVM gives a brief (if somewhat pessimistic)
overview of VAS and also includes pages on vaccination guidelines and recommendations.
FELINE VACCINATION: Why It's Not "Just A Shot"
An excellent of the status of feline vaccines and vaccination practices, including their effect on VAS,
as of 2012.
FELINE VACCINES: BENEFITS AND RISKS
The on-line version of a brochure by the Cornell Feline Health Center. It discusses many kinds of vaccinations,
when they are recommended, which ones actually work, and so on.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINES
"Important Information About Vaccines That Can Save Your Cat's Life!" - composed with the assistance
of the late Dr. James Richards of the VAS Task Force. From this page you can print copies of the letter to bring to your vet
and give to your feline loving friends. You can download the letter as a PDF file from this site, or you can go to the
"How You Can Help Spread The Word About VAS" section of this site and download the letter as a Word document.
The Informed Consent Doctrine: what veterinarians should tell their clients about the riskc of vaccinations.
From the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2004
PURDUE VACCINATION STUDIES AND AUTO-ANTIBODIES
From the Dogs Naturally Magazine website, but it's about cats, too. Very interesting in a very scary way!
RECOMBINANT DNA VACCINES FOUND TO BE SAFER
A study published in the September 1, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
found that recombinant DNA vaccines (e.g., Merial's PureVax) are safer than older kinds of feline vaccinations, but that no
vaccine is completely safe.
TRUTH FOR PETS
An evidence-bases site about pet vaccinations.
VAS TASK FORCE VACCINATION SITE RECOMMENDATIONS
The VAS Task Force's initial recommendations for the locations where feline vaccines should be administered.