Zydus Cadila likely to launch Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D next month

Meanwhile, Zydus is working with a Korean partner to commercialise ZyCoV-D in South Korea in 2022

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Sohini Das
India’s fourth Covid-19 vaccine is likely to be available next month as sources say Cadila Healthcare’s ZyCoV-D, the world’s first plasmid DNA vaccine, will be launched in December.  The launch may pave the way for Covid-19 jabs for adolescents as the vaccine is approved for use in children aged 12 years and above. 

The company did not wish to comment. Cadila Healthcare (Zydus Cadila) had said in the first week of November it had received an order to supply 10 million doses of ZyCoV-D to the Centre. The vaccine has been priced at Rs 265 per dose and the needle-free applicator is being offered at Rs 93 a dose, excluding goods and services tax (GST).

Sources say vaccinations for children

First Published: Nov 26 2021 | 12:13 PM IST

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