Jack Russell Terrier Club of America - JRTCA Preserve, Protect and Work the Jack Russell Terrier

Toxicity: Vaccinations

Because each puppy or adult is an individual case and proper handling and administration of the vaccine is so important, vaccination should be given only by those familiar with the techniques. Young puppies are highly susceptible to certain infectious diseases and should be vaccinated against them as soon as they are old enough to build an immunity. These diseases are distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and coronavirus. To be effective, vaccinations must be keep current. This suggested vaccination schedule should provide adequate protection at minimum cost.

Age of Dog Vaccine Recommended
At 6 to 8 weeks Canine Distemper
Paraninfluenza (CPI)
At 8 to 12 weeks DHLPP
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis [CAV-2]
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus
Rabies (at 12 weeks)
At 16 weeks DHLPP with or without Corona*
At 12 months Rabies
Annual Booster DHLPP with or without Corona*
Rabies (1 or 3 years depending on manufacturer's recommendations)
* Corona vaccination is optional. Give first shot at 12 weeks of age.