VILLAGE, N.Y. — Vaccine for the horse viral arterial infection was one of the three options available to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, with the other two being a combination of the two and a “molecular mimic” of the virus.
The third option, dubbed the “molester” vaccine, was a combination between the virus vaccine and the chicken pox vaccine.
The vaccines were the third- and fourth-most common vaccines for the coronavirus, with only the MMR and the flu shot being more widely used, according to a tally by The Hill, which reported on the CDC’s announcement.
This is the first time the agency has given out two vaccines for coronaviruses in the U.S., according to the CDC.
The agency’s announcement follows similar announcements from other agencies around the country.
A vaccine for horse herpes is also available.
Earlier this month, the FDA issued an interim decision, ordering a final decision on the approval of a vaccine that targets the horse herpes virus.
The FDA said in its decision that it would take into account scientific studies on the efficacy and safety of the vaccine.
The horse herpes vaccine is expected to be approved by the FDA in the second half of the year.
The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration said in a joint statement Thursday that the agency is working with the U-M School of Veterinary Medicine and other partners to develop a “complementary and alternative approach” to the coronovirus.
“Vaccines are an important part of our strategy to combat the coronvirus pandemic,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC, said in the statement.
In addition to the horses, the agency said the vaccine will target horses, pigs, poultry, goats and turkeys.
According to the announcement, the two vaccines will also target ducks, geese, rabbits and fish.
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