According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, all cats should receive two core vaccines, the Rabies vaccine and the FVRCP vaccine which protects your cat from upper respiratory and viral diarrhea diseases. Kittens receive the first of three FVRCP vaccines at eight week of age; the second and third FVRCP vaccines are given at 3 week intervals. At twelve weeks the kitten will receive the one year rabies vaccine. As an adult, your cat will be vaccinated with the FVRCP every three years using an intra-nasal drop.
A three year Rabies vaccine is available for both dogs and cats, although the one year Rabies vaccine appears to have a lower incidence of causing vaccine associated tumors.