Russia Begins Vaccinating Animals

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Officials in Russia have stated that the country has begun vaccinating their animals against coronavirus.  In March they registered the first vaccine for animals and now other regions in the country are following suit.

Scientists have said there is no evidence that animals spread the disease to humans, however infections have been confirmed in different species around the globe. We posted in a previous blog about the mink outbreak.  The Russian vaccine has an immunity period of about six months. 

Julia Melano, adviser to the head of Rosselkhoznadzor, said she is receiving requests for vaccinations from “breeders, pet-owners who travel frequently and also citizens whose animals roam freely.”

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