Cute Yorkie puppy with their tongue out getting a vaccination

Puppy Vaccinations

Vaccinations are important to overall canine health. They are designed to prepare the patient’s immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Ideally, puppies should be vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age so they can build an appropriate immune system.

What vaccinations do you provide to new puppies?

We offer Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Rabies as our core vaccines. Bordetella and Lyme vaccines are also available.

Why is it important to vaccinate your puppy?

Young puppies are at a much higher risk of catching serious illnesses; therefore, it is important to vaccinate them as early as possible to protect them.

At what age should I bring my puppy for their vaccinations?

Puppies should have their first series of vaccinations done at 6-8 weeks of age. The vaccines given during their first series need to be boosted every 4 weeks thereafter until they are fully vaccinated at 14-16 weeks of age.

How should I prepare my puppy for their first vaccination visit?

Try and schedule their first visit at a time of day that the hospital is not too busy. This will limit interactions with other pets and help your puppy stay healthy. Puppies are susceptible to diseases from other pets when they are not fully vaccinated. Bring their favourite treat with you as well to make their visit a positive one!

How much do puppy vaccinations cost?

For pricing, please contact the hospital, and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.


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Dear Clients,

In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:

If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.

If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital