Russia Starts Vaccinating Animals Against COVID-19: Report


London: Several Russian regions have started vaccinating animals against COVID-19 at veterinary clinics, according to reports.

Russia had in March reported that it registered the world’s first vaccine for animals against Covid-19, Carnivac-Cov, that was developed by the Federal Centre for Animal Health.

Tests showed antibodies are generated in dogs, cats, foxes and minks after vaccination.

“It is the world’s first and currently only coronavirus vaccine for animals,” Konstantin Savenkov, head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, said.

Earlier this month, Russia had announced that it had started mass production of Carnivac-Cov.

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