Russia has produced the world’s first batch for 7000 doses covid 19 vaccines for animals its agricultural regulator said on Friday. Russia registered Carniva-Cov in march after tests show it generated antibodies against Covid-19 in dogs, cat’s foxes and other pet animals. The first batch will have supplied to several regions of Russia, the regulator Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.
It said companies from Germany, Poland, Austria, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Lebanon, Iran and Argentina had expressed interest in purchasing the vaccine.
The World Health Organization has voiced concern over the risk of the virus between humans and animals. The Russian regulator has said the vaccine would be able to protect vulnerable species and thwart viral mutation. About 20 organisations are ready to negotiate registration and supply of the vaccine to their countries. The file for registration abroad, in particular in the European Union, is under preparation and will be promptly used for the registration process the Russian watch press said.