24 Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QN
Telephone: 0114 2363391

Vaccination Policy during Covid -19 UPDATED

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, from 05/01/2021, Park Veterinary Hospital can offer, were needed, all available vaccinations for animals under our care but we do ask clients to consider delaying vaccinations were possible to avoid unnecessary travel.

To vaccinate or not, given current government restrictions on travel and social distancing ?

The decision to uptake the available vaccinations for your pet should be based on disease prevention (through vaccination or reduction of risk measures detailed below) alongside the government guidelines for social distancing and Stay At Home message. At the practice we are doing our best to ensure social distancing through the measures detailed here.

Measures to reduce the risk of disease without vaccination include reduced contact with other individuals and avoidance of acquired disease through environmental contact.

In simplified terms the diseases we vaccinate against include:

Dogs    Distemper- spread from infected dogs respiratory droplets.

           Hepatitis- spread from infected dogs via urine, faeces and saliva.

           Parvovirus- spread from infected dogs in faeces.

           Leptospirosis- spread from infected dogs urine or contaminated water.

           Kennel Cough- spread from infected dogs from respiratory droplets.

 

Cats     Cat Flu- spread from infected cats respiratory droplets or contaminated objects.

           Enteritis- spread from infected cats faeces or contaminated objects.

           Leukaemia- spread from infected cats saliva or urine.

 

Rabbits Myxomatosis- spread from infected rabbit direct contact or fleas.

            Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea- spread from infected rabbit direct contact or contaminated objects.

With this in mind, decreasing your pet’s contact with other animals and restricted environmental contact will reduce the risk of disease.

If your pet's vaccinations have lapsed, please contact the team and we can arrange a restart vaccination course.

Best wishes at this difficult time,

Donna, Carmel & all the team at Park Veterinary Hospital and Hope Valley Veterinary Clinic

Posted 4th January 2021