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Russian regions begin vaccinating animals against COVID-19 - RIA

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A cat receives a dose of the Carnivac-Cov vaccine for animals against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a clinic in Moscow, Russia, in this image obtained by Reuters on May 26, 2021. VETANDLIFE.RU/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters) - Several Russian regions have started vaccinating animals against COVID-19 at veterinary clinics, the RIA news agency cited Russia’s agricultural safety watchdog as saying on Wednesday.

Russia said in March it had registered the world’s first vaccine for animals against COVID-19 after tests showed it generated antibodies against the coronavirus in dogs, cats, foxes and mink. read more

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Gareth Jones

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