Zycov-d approaches inclusion in vaccination campaign as center orders 10 million doses


News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Mukesh Kumar Jha
Updated Sun 07 Nov 2021 03:51 PM M. IST

Summary

The central government has ordered the purchase of 10 million doses of the three-dose ‘Zycov-D’ vaccine from the Ahmedabad-based company Zydus Cadila.

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In India, children will now also receive the corona vaccine soon. To do this, the central government has approved the vaccination of people 12 years of age or older. The government has ordered the purchase of 10 million doses of the three-dose ‘Zycov-D’ vaccine from the Ahmedabad-based company Zydus Cadila. Along with this, this vaccine will be included in this month’s national anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign. Initially priority will be given to sowing adults.

Order of a crore dose
An official source told the PTI news agency that the Center has placed an order for one crore of doses of the Zykov-D vaccine from Zydus Cadila, which costs about 358 rupees without tax. This price also includes the cost of the “jet applicator” which costs Rs 93. Only with the help of this will the vaccine dose be administered.

The vaccine is DNA-based and has no needles.
Company officials told the ministry that Zydus Cadila is in a position to provide 10 million doses of Zycov-D per month. Three doses should be administered 28 days apart. This is the first vaccine in the world developed in the country, based on DNA and without needle.

In this way, three doses will be administered
Zycov-D was approved for emergency use by the Drug Regulator (DCGI) on August 20. NITI Aayog (Health) member Dr. VK Paul had said on September 30 that the world’s first DNA-based vaccine would be used in a national campaign very soon. Three doses of Joycov D will be needed. The second dose will be given 28 days after the first dose and the third 56 days later.

Expansion

In India, children will now also receive the corona vaccine soon. To do this, the central government has approved the vaccination of people 12 years of age or older. The government has ordered the purchase of 10 million doses of the three-dose ‘Zycov-D’ vaccine from the Ahmedabad-based company Zydus Cadila. Along with this, this vaccine will be included in this month’s national anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign. Initially priority will be given to sowing adults.

Order of a crore dose

An official source told the PTI news agency that the Center has placed an order for one crore of doses of the Zykov-D vaccine from Zydus Cadila, which costs about 358 rupees without tax. This price also includes the cost of the “jet applicator” which costs Rs 93. Only with the help of this will the vaccine dose be administered.

The vaccine is DNA-based and has no needles.

Company officials told the ministry that Zydus Cadila is in a position to provide 10 million doses of Zycov-D per month. Three doses should be administered 28 days apart. This is the first vaccine in the world developed in the country, based on DNA and without needle.

In this way, three doses will be administered

Zycov-D was approved for emergency use by the Drug Regulator (DCGI) on August 20. NITI Aayog (Health) member Dr. VK Paul had said on September 30 that the world’s first DNA-based vaccine would be used in a national campaign very soon. Three doses of Joycov D will be needed. The second dose will be given 28 days after the first dose and the third 56 days later.


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