The first corona vaccine for children in the country is going to be approved soon. Zydus Cadila has sought approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the emergency use of its corona vaccine ZyCoV-D. The government has been told on Friday that a decision on the approval of Zydus Cadila's corona vaccine Zycov-D is expected soon. This vaccine is designed for people above 12 years of age. Its third phase trials have been completed. After the approval of this vaccine, it will be the fifth corona vaccine in the country.
What is Zycov-D?
Vaccine Zycov-D Vaccine has been prepared by Zydus Cadila Company. The company has applied for emergency use of its corona vaccine ZyCoV-D. Let us tell you that this will be the world's first DNA-based vaccine which will also be available for children between 12 and 18 years. Zydus Cadila's vaccine ZyCoV-D is the first vaccine for children in the country.
Will not get injection
Zydus Cadila's corona vaccine will be the ZyCoV-D needle-free vaccine. This vaccine will be administered with a jet injector, which means that the person taking the vaccine will have less pain.
Not two but 3 doses of the vaccine will have to be administered
3 doses of this vaccine will be given. second dose. It will take 28 days after the first dose while the third dose will be given after 56 days. According to the information given by the company, this vaccine will be given in three doses in 28 days, whereas till now only two doses are being given in the available vaccine.
In the results after the third phase of the trial, this vaccine is 66.6 percent effective in preventing corona infection. It is 100 percent effective in preventing serious infections. Zydus Cadila claims that its vaccine is also effective on the delta variant of Corona. Phase-3 trials of Jaykov-D were conducted on 28,000 people. There were 1000 of them, whose age was 12-18 years.
ZyCoV-D will be stored at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. This vaccine will not spoil even at a 25-degree temperature.
When will it come?
Giving data related to vaccine availability to the Supreme Court last Saturday, the Government of India has told that the Zykov-D vaccine will be available for children above 12 years of age by July-August. 1 crore doses of this vaccine are going to be prepared.
There will be a fifth corona vaccine in the country
If Zykov-D is approved, it will be the fifth vaccine in the country. Covaccine, Covishield is the first two vaccines. Sputnik V is also available in India. Recently, American company Moderna has also got approval for emergency use.