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

Vaccination Policy during Covid -19 UPDATED

Since Lockdown restrictions were lifted the Park Veterinary Hospital team has worked hard to continue to provide vaccinations in all animals and ensure those that may have been delayed/ missed have had an opportunity to get their vaccinations up to date.

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 urgent travel only. At the practice we are doing our best to ensure social distancing through the measures detailed here.

The decision to vaccinate will be based on your vets clinical judgement and risk assessment in line with the government guidelines, on each individual case.

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

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 but vaccinations will ensure immunity is achieved.

 

Best wishes at this difficult time,

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

Posted 1st August 2020