Vaccinations are an essential way of protecting your pets from many nasty diseases. parvovirus, for example, affects an estimated 20,000 dogs in Australia each year. Parvovirus is potentially fatal, but the disease is avoidable through vaccination. Unfortunately, despite knowing the importance of pet vaccines, several myths continue to float around, contradicting vet recommendations. As a new pet owner, here are three common vaccination myths that you must ignore to ensure your pet's long-term wellbeing.