You will want to take your Boston Terrier immunization record with you to the first visit with your veterinarian. Veterinarians may differ slightly in their vaccination programs, so the record will help your veterinarian determine which shots are needed next.
Normally, a breeder will have taken care of vaccinations until the time you get your puppy. Puppies will usually receive a combined injection called DHLPP which contains vaccines for distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza. This is usually given every 2 to 3 weeks beginning at the age of 5 to 6 weeks.
Although veterinarians differ a bit on their vaccination programs, the DHLPP is given at least through 12 to 14 weeks of age, and may continue with another parvovirus vaccine at 16 to 18 weeks. The rabies vaccination is given at 3 to 6 months of age, depending on your local law. The bordetella vaccine (kennel cough) can be given at any time after 5 weeks of age.
An additional vaccine that may be considered is for coronavirus. This vaccine is usually given only in areas endemic to Lyme disease.
The table below shows a basic vaccine protocol:
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