The Parvac vaccine will only protect against parvovirus in dogs, and will not cover Hepatitis or Distemper.
Puppies: It is recommended that puppies are vaccinated at the following ages
1st Vaccine 6-8 weeks
2nd Vaccine 12-14 weeks
3rd Vaccine 16-18 weeks.
Adults/juveniles over 18 weeks: If never vaccinated before, 2 doses should be given 4 weeks apart.
A yearly booster should be given to all dogs to maintain adequate immunity.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Give a 1 mL dose by subcutaneous injection in dogs of all ages; gently massage injection site to help disperse the vaccine.
*Please note: vaccines do not come with syringes.
|Indication||Immunisation of dogs against canine parvovirus infection where an inactivated vaccine is preferred.|
|Contraindications||Use in dogs that are incubating an infectious disease; seriously debilitated by another infectious disease, parasitic infestation or malnutrition; or under treatment with immunosuppressive drugs.|
|Actions||It has been shown that seronegative dogs and pups immunised with a single dose of Parvac develop antibody to canine parvovirus. Levels of antibody, considered to be protective, develop in most dogs about ten days after administration of the vaccine.|
|Precautions||Veterinary surgeons must exercise particular care to ensure that the veterinary premises are not a source of infection.The vaccine has been fully tested for sterility and safety before issue, but it must be stressed that the correct vaccination procedure is equally important if secondary infection is to be prevented. Use all product within 12 hours of opening.Take care to avoid accidental self-injection. In the event of self-administration, seek medical attention if you are concerned and show the package leaflet or label to the doctor.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126. This material may cause a mild allergic reaction in sensitive individuals on skin contact. Avoid skin contact. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If splashed in eyes, wash out immediately with water.Disposal Dispose of empty containers by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage. Empty syringes and needles should immediately be placed in a designated and appropriately labelled sharps container.|
|Dosage and Administration||Give a 1 mL dose by subcutaneous injection in dogs of all ages; gently massage injection site to help disperse the vaccine.Vaccination programs. Due to the ubiquity and persistence of virulent canine parvovirus in the environment and interference of maternal antibody with response to vaccination, protection of puppies up to 16 weeks of age can be difficult to achieve. This is particularly evident in kennels.Puppies born to seropositive bitches will likely acquire maternal antibody against parvovirus from colostrum, which should protect the puppy against virulent field virus during the first few weeks to months of life. Surveys indicate that many adult dogs are seropositive and that the prevalence of the cardiac syndrome in young pups due to parvovirus infection is declining. Nevertheless, vaccination of bitches prior to mating or whelping should be considered as a means of preventing infection of pups in utero or perinatally. However, maternal antibody to canine parvovirus sufficient to interfere with vaccination may persist in a proportion of puppies up to 16 weeks of age or more.Most adult dogs, seronegative pups and puppies over 18 weeks of age should be protected by a single dose of Parvac for a period of up to 12 months, after which time revaccination may be necessary. Administration of two doses, four weeks apart, to seronegative dogs produces a more durable immunity.Accepting that low levels of maternal antibody can interfere with the response to vaccination, and that some puppies of 16 to 18 weeks of age or more may retain sufficient maternal antibody to interfere with the response to vaccination with canine parvovirus vaccines, it is recommended that puppies be vaccinated on several occasions (e.g. at 6 to 8, 12 to 14, and 16 to 18 weeks of age) to reduce the interval between loss of maternal immunity and vaccination, and to ensure a satisfactory response. Also, as far as possible, direct or indirect contact of puppies with other dogs must be prevented.This program may be further modified for high risk animals and/or high risk situations. At risk puppies may be vaccinated every two to three weeks from 6 weeks through to 20 weeks of age. The epidemiology of this disease, the persistence of maternal antibody and the dog's history must all be considered when deciding on a vaccination program for a particular animal.Annual booster vaccinations are recommended to maintain adequate immunity.|
|Storage||Store at 2 to 8°C. (Refrigerate. Do not freeze.) Protect from light.As Parvac is an adjuvanted vaccine, there may be settling of the adjuvant after storage; the material can be resuspended easily by inversion of the syringe or bottle.|
|Manufacturer||Zoetis Australia Pty Ltd|