Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Animals Shows No Side Effects in Trials, Research Says

Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Animals Shows No Side Effects in Trials, Research Says

Russia started developing a coronavirus vaccine for animals in the summer. The vaccine is designed for animals that are highly susceptible to the coronavirus, such as cats and mink. Vaccination will be recommended to fur farms, where vulnerable animals are bred on an industrial scale.

“During a period of observation, which lasted 70 days, no side effects or complications had been detected, which indicates the absence of reactogenicity of the vaccines,” Ilya Chvala, the deputy director for research and monitoring at Russia’s Federal Center for Animal Health, told the publication.

According to Chvala, lab animals were given a booster shot within 21 days of getting the first dose so that full immunity is formed.

A number of important indicators of the vaccine remain understudied, so talking about the completion of the vaccine’s development is premature, the researcher added.


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