HERE WE GO… Milwaukee County Zoo Launches COVID-19 Vaccines Program to “High-Risk” Animals

HERE WE GO… Milwaukee County Zoo Launches COVID-19 Vaccines Program to “High-Risk” Animals


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The Milwaukee County Zoo’s animal care team launched their “experimental” COVID-19 vaccine on ‘high-risk’ resident animals on Monday. Each animal received a 2-dose shot from an experimental vaccine, three weeks apart, and will be observed by the staff for any side effects.

The vaccination program prioritized the ‘high-risk’ animals such as primates, big cats, and North American river otters against the COVID-19 virus and there’s no age requirement.

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The animals were given an “experimental” COVID-19 vaccine made by Zoetis, a leader in the pharmaceutical market for pets and livestock. The company was a subsidiary of Pfizer.

Our animal care team started vaccinating high-risk animals, including: apes/primates, big cats and North American river otters,

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