How Much Do Dog Vaccinations Cost?

With pets, many veterinarian checkups will include vaccinations.  There are many vaccinations out there your dog may have to receive, and each one will have its own price.

How much do dog vaccination cost?

Type of VaccinePrice
Bordetella$20 to $35
Corona$10 to $25
DHPP$15 to $30
DHPP4L$20 to $35
Distemper/Parvo$30 to $40
Heartworm$25 to $45
Heartworm 3DX$35 to $55
Hookworm$10 to $25
Influenza$20 to $40
Lyme$35 to $55
Rabies$15 to $30
Rattlesnake$30 to $40
Tapeworm$20 to $40 (depends on weight)

Note:  A vet fee may be applied on top of that price.  Vet offices may also bring the price down if more than one vaccine is administered during a visit.

Dog vaccine schedule

VaccineWhen it's Required
Bordetella8 to 10 weeks
Corona8 to 10 weeks
Heartworm6 to 8 weeks
Lyme16 weeks
Parvo8 to 10 weeks
Rabies16 weeks
Roundworm6 to 8 weeks
Tapeworm6 to 8 weeks

NOTE:  Most of these shots are recommended annually.

Vaccine overview

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

This cause severe fits of whooping, coughing, vomiting and even death.  This is the main cause of kennel cough, and this vaccine can either be injected or used via a spray.

Canine Distemper

This is a virus that will attack the gastrointestinal, respiratory and nervous system.  Distemper will cause vomiting, diarrhea, twitching, paralysis, eyes and nose discharge, and sometimes even death.

Canine Hepatitis

This disease affects the liver caused by hepatitis unrelated to humans.  Symptoms can range anywhere from a small fever to jaundice, liver pain or vomiting.  While most dogs can overcome the milder version, severe forms can often lead to death.

Canine Parainfluenza

Another severe illness which can contribute to kennel cough.

Corona Virus

This is yet another virus which attacks the dog’s gastrointestinal system; in some cases, it can affect the respiratory system as well.  Signs may include a loss of appetite, diarrhea or vomiting.


While there is no vaccine for heartworm, your vet can take preventative measures with medication.  These worms, if they are able to attack, will lodge themselves in the dog’s right side of the heart and pulmonary arteries, but they can also travel throughout the rest of the body as well.  These worms can grow more up to 15 inches, and if enough clump together, they can block or even injr organs.  Heartworms are often transmitted by mosquitoes.

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough results from the upper airways becoming inflamed.  This can either be caused by a virus, bacterial or other infections.  While mild, symptoms may include a dry cough, loss of appetite or a gagging-like sound.  This disease can easily be spread throughout other dogs in the area.


This can be caused by bacteria and often won’t have any symptoms at all.  If they do appear, it will oftentimes, include vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness, stiffness in the muscles or a fever.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can be transmitted via ticks, and when a dog becomes affected, it will start to limp and his or her lymph nodes will swell.  This disease will often affect the joints, kidney and heart.


Parvo will attack the dog’s gastrointestinal system, causing a dog to lose its appetite.  This, in turn, can lead to vomiting, bloody diarrhea and even death within 72 hours if extreme dehydration occurs.


The rabies virus will attack the central nervous system, causing your dog to hallucinate, drool or become very anxious.  Most states will require this vaccination, so be sure to know your local laws.

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Average Reported Cost: $95

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  1. Monica Sinnott (Round Rock,  tx) paid $95 and said:

    My old (12 – 15 years) needed her yearly shots – DHLP/P & Bordetella, heartworm blood test, and a 6 months supply of Heartgard plus for dogs up to 25#. The vet also cut her nails and checked a sore on her foot & gave me more antibiotics. Total bill when I walked out was $95.

    I think that is cheap. My old vet would have charged at least $150.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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