ZyCoV-D to be launched in seven States
The first COVID vaccine ZyCoV-D is cleared by India’s drug regulator for those aged 12 and above.
- It is likely that the vaccine will be administered to adults first.
- It will not be the part of national vaccine drive initially but will be introduced in seven states first.
- ZyCoV-D will be a needle-less vaccine which will be administered using a needle-free applicator instead of traditional syringes.
- This is the first COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed on a plasmid DNA platform to be commercially introduced anywhere in the world.
States where ZyCoV-D will be initially supplied
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