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6-month booster is essential for Hendra protection

Owners are reminded to maintain their horses’ immunity by closely following the Equivac HeV® schedule.

In particular, horses must receive a 6-month booster vaccination before they can start maintaining Hendra immunity with simple annual boosters.

Hendra protocol summary chart owners

Failure to give Equivac HeV doses at the recommended times may mean that horses are unprotected. Horses that are not up-to-date with their 6-month boosters also lose their ‘protected’ status on the Hendra Vaccination Registry.

What’s more, if horses are not vaccinated on time the Hendra vaccination schedule may have to be restarted from the beginning with the initial doses readministered.