Vaccination protocols have become a controversial subject in recent years, and change with advancing research. Although some drug companies claim their vaccination lasts three years, there are documented cases of Rabies disease two years into a “three year” vaccination. Therefore, because Georgia is an area where Rabies is endemic, most clinics require the vaccination to be given annually. Some companies now claim that their Canine distemper vaccination lasts three years, but the product is new and unproven. Most veterinarians are reluctant to risk the deadly disease and continue to recommend the affordable and safe immunization annually.