Researchers Say COVID-19 Vaccine Also Protects Pets!

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, pet owners have wondered what impact the virus might have on their animals. Although new information has been generated in recent months, all studies that have been conducted still reinforce that dogs and cats become infected by the coronavirus through direct contact with infected people. Dr. Cynda Crawford, an immunology and infectious disease expert and director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida says vaccinated pet owners are much less likely to transmit infection to their pets, so vaccination not only protects them, but their pets, too.