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Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID vaccine to be introduced soon

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ZyCov-D, which is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be cleared by India's drug regulator for those aged 12 years and above, will only be administered to adults in the seven states as of now, reports said.

Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID vaccine to be introduced soon
Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D will be introduced soon. The vaccine will initially be used in seven states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, which have been recommended to identify the districts with a high number of beneficiaries who have not received a single dose of a COVID vaccine.
The seven states are Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
ZyCov-D, which is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be cleared by India's drug regulator for those aged 12 years and above, will only be administered to adults in the seven states as of now, reports said. The national training process for ZyCoV-D administration has been completed.
Drug firm Zydus Cadila on November 8 said it had received an order to supply one crore doses of ZyCoV-D to the Indian government at Rs 265 per dose. "Zydus Cadila has received an order to supply one crore doses of ZyCoV-D, the world's first Plasmid DNA Vaccine, to the Government of India at Rs 265 per dose and the needle-free applicator being offered at Rs 93 per dose, excluding GST," the pharma firm had said in a regulatory filing.
The vaccine will be administered using a needle-free applicator called "PharmaJet" ensuring a painless intradermal vaccine delivery, which also leads to a significant reduction in any kind of major side-effects.
ZyCoV-D is the first DNA plasmid vaccine in the world for human use, developed indigenously by the company against COVID-19, Zydus Cadila said. The three doses of ZyCoV-D are to be administered 28 days apart. The vaccine was given emergency use authorisation (EUA) by the Indian drug regulator on August 20.
(With inputs from PTI)
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