Are yearly vaccinations needed? I read that it's sometimes bad to give your dogs boosters yearly? So what shots are needed? Pocky's covered for rabies for 3 years, but I wasn't sure what other shots were required.
You are lucky enough to live in a country with a high immunization rate and get to benefit from herd immunity. Plus, you state that you were vaccinated as a child, which while immunity wanes over time it can be enough to get you by, particularly if you have low situational risk otherwise (for example, are not in the health care field or work in police or corrections work, travel often etc).Yeah I'm just kinda one of those weird types that don't buy into the hype that vaccinations are really all that great. Sure.. maybe for some.. but not all.
I am not surprised at all that vets/vet techs are taught that annual vaccinations are necessary.. I also wouldn't be surprised if some pharmacuetical companies that sell these vaccines are somehow influencing alot of their education on this for financial benefit... sounds familiar with the whole diet and nutrtion part of their schooling too... lol.I vaccinate yearly. It's illegal not to, for starters, and it's also just better for my own peace of mind and seems to have no detrimental effects on my dog. Also many places do not allow unvaccinated dogs ie dog parks, training classes, agility competitions, and the vet tech school I am attending all require dogs to be vaccinated.
Re the clueless comment: I'm already being taught in my second week of vet tech classes that yearly is right, and whether that is true or not that is what vets are taught as well. They aren't clueless, though they could stand to do some of their own research I suppose if they have doubts about it.