U.S. chimp sanctuary is poised to give its primates a COVID-19 vaccine—will others follow its lead?

August 18th, 2021


As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has continued in the United States, a parallel vaccination effort has taken place in some U.S. zoos to protect their animals, particularly great apes. Now, a chimpanzee sanctuary in Georgia is ready to do the same, saying it intends to soon give an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to its primates, who are likely also vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/us-chimp-sanctuary-poised-give-its-primates-covid-19-vaccine-will-others-follow-its