Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya institute that developed Russia’s Sputnik V human vaccine, was quoted in Izvestia newspaper as saying COVID-19 was likely to hit animals next. “The next stage of the epidemic is the infection with the coronavirus of farm and domestic animals,” Gintsburg said.
Russia has produced the world’s first batch – 17,000 doses – of COVID-19 vaccines for animals, its agricultural regulator said on Friday. Russia registered Carnivac-Cov in March after tests showed it generated antibodies against COVID-19 in dogs, cats, foxes and mink.
UPDATE 1 – 2nd September 2022:
Moscow, August 31, 2022 – The Gamaleya Center study in animals shows the intranasally delivered Sputnik V vaccine induces robust and durable immune response to coronavirushttps://t.co/b2bgl32nzc
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