Vaccines for animals are developed differently and by different companies than human vaccines. So no animal is getting a vaccine that could have gone to people.
Primates from the San Diego Zoo recently got vaccinated for COVID-19, igniting social media claims mistaking the human coronavirus vaccine with the one the animals received.
But that vaccine, in reality, has no bearing on the one humans get.
Are animals getting the COVID-19 vaccine before people? Is it the same vaccine?
WHY WE ARE VERIFYING
Since a population of apes got an experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the San Diego Zoo, people on social media have claimed animals have “skipped the line” and were vaccinated before humans, which is not the case.
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