Were can I get a herpes intranasal vaccine in the uk?

I have been advised to vaccine my 2 week old kittens with Heska intranasal FVCR VACCINE as I have had a minor case of cat flu in my cattery. I have had negative herpes tests done on all my cats but I know that hese could be false negatives and therefore wish to vaccine all my new kittens at 2 weeks as a preventative, especially as one of my pregnant queens has started sneezing. However this vaccine does not appear to be available in the U.K. Even my vet has tried to obtain it.

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    By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    If your veterinarian has tried unsuccessfully to obtain this feline intranasal FCVR vaccine from his or her usual suppliers, it is likely that you will have to use relatively complicated means to obtain this vaccine. All of the following information is based on the assumption that laws concerning importation of veterinary products are similar in the UK to the laws in the USA, as I'm operating from a US veterinarian's knowledge base. When we are unable to obtain a veterinary medication or product in the US, but it is available internationally, we are allowed to import and use the product at our discretion as long as it is not administered to animals that will enter the food supply. If this is similar in the UK, then you should be in the clear to obtain the vaccine via importation. You or your veterinarian may need to contact a veterinarian in the US to purchase the vaccine for you and ship it to you for your use. You or your veterinarian may even be able to contact a US based veterinary supplier, such as Allivet Pet Pharmacy, who carries the vaccine and order it directly. You should definitely consult with your veterinarian about this as laws in the UK may be different and you wouldn't want to violate any importation or veterinary laws.

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