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The following is a link that will take you to the American Association of Feline Practioners website. Click on the icon for "Feline Vaccination Guidelines".

Veterinarian, Dr. Bob Rogers', "New Vaccination Protocols"

Dr. Pitcairn also practices veterinary Homeopathy; for another great article on Vaccinations, you can read Dr. Hamilton's article (he wrote this with permission for the cat site, but the info re vax is just as valid for dogs; his book expands upon it a little further even) at:

Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma Awareness
VAS Links: (a summary of the AAFP guidelines)

The Feline Practitioners report for 2000 talks about the decreased use of vaccinations They have elsewhere recommended giving injections in limbs per the manufactuters recommendations - that being, so that if the cat develops vaccine-induced sarcoma, the leg can be amputated. Here are sites with various info regarding feline vaccines.

The American Veterinary Medical Association actually established a Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force in 1996 "in response to the increased incidence of soft tissue sarcomas occurring at vaccination sites." This link will take you to the AVMA website

This link will take you to the 2001
Report of the Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force, which states that: "Most killed-virus vaccines contain adjuvants to enhance the immune response, and injection of some killed-virus vaccines has been shown to result in inflammatory granulomas in cats.2 Some of these inflammatory granulomas to progress to sarcomas.3"

Rabies vaccines are killed, adjuvanted vaccines. "The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1999 classified veterinary vaccine adjuvants as Class III/IV carcinogens with Class IV being the highest risk," (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans: Volume 74, World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Feb. 23-Mar. 2, 1999, p. 24, 305, 310.)

Report of the Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force
from the Journal of the AVMA, Vol 218, No. 5, March 1, 2001, pp. 697-702
Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcomas