COVID-19 vaccine ‘Anocovax’ for animals

COVID-19 vaccine ‘Anocovax’ for animals
  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched Anocovax, India’s first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for animals.
  • The vaccine is produced by the ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE)in Haryana.
  • The vaccine uses Alhydrogel as an adjuvant and contains inactivatedSARS-CoV-2 (Delta)
  • Anocovax is aSARS-CoV-2 Delta (COVID-19) vaccine for animals that is inactivated. It is also safe for dogs, lions, leopards, mice, and bunnies.
  • About the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR):
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
  • Parent Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW)