The Europe-wide supply issue with cat vaccines has led to limited availability, requiring vaccines to be reserved for vulnerable patients.
The shortage is believed to be due to a combination of the dramatic and unforeseen rise in pet ownership and the knock-on effect of lockdown. In addition, Pfizer is the manufacturer of both the cat vaccine and one of the Covid-19 vaccines, putting the company under tremendous pressure.
As a vet in practice, we have to carefully manage our stock of vaccinations to ensure that the most at-risk patients are still able to receive their doses. This means we are having to delay regular annual boosters for many cats to 14 months instead of 12.
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