Russia starts rolling out Covid vaccinations for PETS in some of its regions
Several Russian regions have reportedly started vaccinating pets against Covid-19 at veterinary clinics.
The development was reported by RIA news agency on Wednesday, citing Russia‘s agricultural safety watchdog.
Russia said in March it had registered the world’s first vaccine for animals against Covid-19, named Carnivac-Cov.
Carnivac-Cov was developed by the Federal Centre for Animal Health, according to Russian media.
‘It is the world’s first and currently only coronavirus vaccine for animals,’ said Konstantin Savenkov, head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, a watchdog.
‘All the tested vaccinated animals developed antibodies to coronavirus in 100 per cent of cases,’ he claimed.
Military dogs were vaccinated ahead of their appearance at a Red Square parade on May 9 to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
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