What is Carnivac-Cov Vaccine?

What is Carnivac-Cov Vaccine

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.

Important Facts

  • 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.
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