Dunno if this has been discussed recently, a little behind on e-mail, but
found it interesting.


Subject: New Vaccine Protocol Accepted by all 27 Vet Schools

by Dr. Jean Dodd
All of the 27 Vet Universities in the US have
followed the immunization protocol as suggested by Dr. Dodd for years.
All of these Hospitals will be changing their Vaccination Programs
apparently. This is welcome news and you should print this out and take
it with you to your Vet should you need reinforcement against

VACCINE PROTOCOL I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary
schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols
for vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this information will present an
ethical & economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some
organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting
vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs.
those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or
the doctors economic well-being should not be a factor in a medical

Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified
live virus vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity,
which is good for the life of the pet (i.e.: canine distemper, parvo,
feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the
antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second
vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not "boosted" nor
are more memory cells induced. Not only are annual boosters for parvo
and distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of
allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anemia. There is no
scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual
administration of MLV vaccines. Puppies receive antibodies through their
mothers milk. This natural protection can last 8 - 14 weeks. Puppies &
kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity
will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be
produced. Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, DELAY the timing of the
first highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart
SUPPRESS rather than stimulate the immune system. A series of
vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up
to 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of
age (usually at l year 4 mo) will provide LIFETIME IMMUNITY.