Russia has registered the first animal vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the world. The vaccine is named “Carnivac-Cov”. The announcement was made by the country’s agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.
- The first animal vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the world has been named as Carnivac-Cov.
- After the vaccination, the immunity will last for 6 months however this is still being analyzed by the developers of the dose.
- As per Rosselkhoznadzor, this Covid-19 vaccines mass product is expected to begin from early April 2021.
- Russian scientists has stated that the use of this vaccine will help prevent the virus mutations in animals.
A Look At Covid-19 Cases in Russia
- As of March 29, 2021, Coronavirus cases in Russia has increased from 8,711 to 4,528,543.
- Russia has three vaccines for Covid-19 for humans to fight the pandemic.
- The most popular Covid-19 vaccine used in Russia for humans is Sputnik V. Emergency approval has been also given to EpiVacCorona and CoviVac by Moscow.
More About Carnivac-Cov
- The vaccine to fight Covid-19 for animals has been developed by a unit of Rosselkhoznadzor, a part of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.
- The clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov vaccine started in October 2020 which involved dogs, cats, minks, foxes, Arctic foxes among other animals.
- This vaccine is the first of it’s kind in the world and the only product to prevent Covid-19 in animals.
- The vaccine came out harmless and highly immunogenic by the clinical trials, during the trials all the vaccinated animals developed antibodies to the novel coronavirus in all the cases.