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Russia has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals, according to state news agency TASS.

As governments around the world rush to procure Covid-19 vaccine doses for humans, Russia has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals.

TASS quoted Konstantin Savenkov, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, as saying the vaccine’s name is Carnivak-Cov (Rosselkhoznadzor.)

According to the TASS report, the vaccine could go into mass production as early as April.
Carnivak-Cov clinical trials started last October, according to Savenkov. Dogs, cats, foxes, Arctic foxes, minks, and other species were included in the study.

According to Savenkov, all of the vaccinated animals developed antibodies, and the findings gave Russia “grounds to believe that the vaccine is safe and has a strong immunogenic impact.”

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According to the study, the vaccine’s impact “is expected to last no less than six months,” citing Savenkov.
Covid-19 was also likely transmitted to people via an animal, according to a recent World Health Organization study.

Last year, Russia became the first country in the world to authorise a coronavirus vaccine in humans, despite international criticism of its early implementation before Phase 3 trials were completed.

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