When a new cat comes into your life, you're in for a long-term commitment that pays off in unconditional love and affection. Keep in mind that your new fur baby, like any new addition to the family, will need medical care, including vaccinations to help protect against potentially life-threatening illnesses and give your furry friend the best chance of living a long and healthy life.
How Vaccines Work
Once the disease has been introduced in a weakened form, the cat's immune system has all the information and tools it needs to defend properly. Then, if it ever encounters the real illness later, it can recognize it and call up the blueprints it's already created to either prevent the disease from taking hold at all or decrease its severity and/or shorten its duration.