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Russians could soon be vaccinating pets after successful trials of Carnivac-Cov

Russians could soon be vaccinating pets after successful trials of Carnivac-Cov

Russia has started the clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov, the vaccine for animals, developed by a unit of Rosselkhoznadzor, last October on both domesticated and wild animals.

The world’s first vaccine against Covid-19 for animals is ready, the country’s agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday. Thus, the country already has three coronavirus vaccines for humans, including well-known and popular Sputnik V. The emergency approval was also given to two others, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac.

Commenting on the vaccine against the covid-a9 for animals, Rosselkhoznadzor’s Deputy Head Konstantin Savenkov confirmed that the clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov have started last October. The trials involved dogs, cats, Arctic foxes, minks, foxes and other animals.

Immunity lasts for six months after vaccination, but the shot’s developers are continuing to analyse this, the Rosselkhoznadzor said and added that mass production of the vaccine for animals starts next month.