The Cincinnati Zoo announced on Monday that 80 animals have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The zoo said they have been preparing the animals for months by making them comfortable with what they would see and feel when they were given the Zoetis COVID-19 vaccine.
“We were concerned that the fresh memory of the first injection would make animals less willing to offer a shoulder or thigh for the second round, but they did! That success is 100% due to the strong relationships these animals have with care staff and our animal health team,” Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal health Mark Campbell said in a statement.
The animals received both doses of the coronavirus shot within three weeks of each other. The doses were administered by three vet technicians at the zoo.
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