NC Zoo to vaccinate apes, chimps against COVID-19

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- The North Carolina Zoo will use an experimental COVID-19 vaccine on some of its animals, according to our newsgathering partners at the News & Observer.

The zoo is getting six vials of a vaccine designed by Zoetis specifically for animals. Each vial contains 10 doses of the vaccine.

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According to the N&O, the vaccine will first be used to inoculate 15 chimpanzees and seven gorillas.

Researchers have found that apes and primates have a high vulnerability to the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic among humans.
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