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Ancovax : Covid-19 Vaccine For Animals

Ancovax : Covid-19 Vaccine For Animals

The Agriculture Ministry unveiled India’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals.

  • Developed by the Hisar-based National Research Centre on Equines, the vaccine, called Ancovax, can protect animals against the Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Ancovax can be used in dogs, lions, leopards, mice, and rabbits.
  • It is an inactivated vaccine developed using an infectious part of the Delta variant. In addition, it uses Alhydrogel as an adjuvant to boost the immune response.
  • This is the first Covid-19 vaccine for animals developed in India.

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