Government will also vaccinate Corona without needle, order to purchase 1 crore doses


Soon another big weapon is going to be found against the corona virus in the country. The central government has ordered the purchase of one crore doses of the three-dose vaccine ‘Zycov-D’ of the Ahmedabad-based company Zydus Cadila. Along with this, this vaccine will be included in the national vaccination campaign this month. Official sources gave this information on Sunday.

Sources said that the Union Health Ministry is understood to have given the initial steps to include the developed world’s first DNA-based Kovid-19 vaccine in the country in the vaccination programme. Initially it will be given priority in planting adults. Zycov-D is the first vaccine approved by India’s drug regulator to immunize people 12 years of age or older. This vaccine will be used with Pharmajet technology without the help of a needle.


How much does the vaccine cost?

An official source said that the Center has placed an order for one crore doses of Zycov-D vaccine to Zydus Cadila, which costs around Rs 358 excluding tax. This price also includes the cost of ‘Jet Applicator’ costing Rs 93. With the help of this, the dose of vaccine will be given. “Due to limited production capacity, initially this vaccine is likely to be given to adults only,” the source said.

Can provide 1 crore doses every month

Company officials told the ministry that Zydus Cadila is in a position to provide 10 million doses of Zycov-D per month. Three doses are to be given at an interval of 28 days. This is the world’s first vaccine developed in the country which is DNA-based and needleless. Zycov-D received approval for emergency use from the drug regulator on August 20.


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