Vet holding a syringe.

Vaccine supplies

In recent months we have had occasional supply issues with medicines, usually blamed by pharmaceutical companies on Covid. Sometimes we have had to ration drugs to pets already on a long term course of a medicine rather than starting new patients. In the last week we have been informed that there are severe supply problems with the most common brand of vaccination. This does not affect the cat vaccine which we use. For dog vaccines we hope to be assigned sufficient doses to maintain boosters and to start puppy vaccination courses.

We will do everything we can to keep pets protected against serious diseases like distemper, parvovirus and hepatitis. If supplies are hit further then we will attempt to source an alternative vaccine but it is likely that there will be demand from vets all over the country and knock-on effects to other brands.

We try to keep our clients as up to date as possible with veterinary and practice news. We will make further announcements if the supply issue worsens.

Thank you and stay safe.
Orchard House Veterinary Centres.