Puppy Vaccine Schedule

Typical Dog Vaccine Schedule

Follow the recommended dog vaccination schedule given to you by your vet. You'll notice that one vaccine is listed as DHLPPC. This is a combination vaccine, where the vaccines for distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo virus, and corona virus are given all at once.

Following is a sample dog vaccination schedule. Your vet may vaccinate on a slightly different schedule, but it should be similar to this one that was developed for puppies:

  • Age 6-8 weeks - Parvo, distemper with the option to vaccinate for parainfluenza and kennel cough.

  • Age 10-11 weeks - Parvo, distemper, infectious hepatitis with the option for parainfluenza and kennel cough.

  • Age 13-14 weeks - Parvo, distemper, infection hepatitis with option for Leptospirosis and Lyme.

  • Age 16-17 weeks - Parvo and rabies with the option for Leptospirosis and Lyme.

  • 1 year - Parvo, distemper, Infectious Hepatitis and rabies, with optional vaccines for parainfluenza, kennel cough (Bordetella bronchiseptica), Leptospirosis and Lyme.

Instead of annual boosters for distemper, parvo and hepatitis, most veterinarians will do a blood test to check for antibodies instead as these vaccines can last as long as seven years.

For rabies, frequency is based on the antibody tests and the prevalence of the disease in your area. The vaccine is good for 3 years in most dogs.