THALANDE: Thailand plans to import 10,000 doses of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals.
The Russian Carnivac-Cov vaccine has been shown to be protective against COVID-19 in dogs, cats, arctic foxes, mink, foxes and other animals, with few side effects. Photo: AFP.
Supreme Pharmatech Co, one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, has been negotiating with manufacturer Carnivac-Cov to import the vaccine into the country.
“It’s also a good opportunity to contribute to animal health, as many of us spend time around animals,” said Milint Wintarasiri, CEO of Supreme Pharmatech Co.
“This will help reduce the risk of potential infection, and now is the right time since vaccination in humans is underway. So a vaccine for animals is something that can help humans and animals stay safe from the virus, ”she said.
Russia announced on March 31 that it had registered “Carnivac-Cov”, the world’s first vaccine against the coronavirus for animals, AFP reported.
According to Konstantin Savenkov, deputy director of Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) had been testing the vaccine since October.
It has been shown to be protective against COVID-19 in dogs, cats, arctic foxes, mink, foxes and other animals, with few side effects.
Russian media reported that Thailand was planning to import 10,000 initial doses.
Rosselkhoznadzor was in the process of finalizing a deal with a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Thailand, according to Russian news agency TASS.