Zydus Cadila’s Covid vaccine to be administered only to adults as of now

New Delhi,14/11: Zydus Cadila’s Covid-19 vaccine ZyCov-D, which has been cleared by India’s drug regulator for those aged 12 years and above, will only be administered to adults as of now under the government’s national coronavirus vaccination programme, sources said on Sunday.


The health ministry has given a go ahead to initiate the preparatory work for the inclusion of the indigenously-developed, needle-free jab in the national Covid inoculation drive and it can be introduced in the programme anytime soon.


The ministry has already placed a purchase order with the Ahmedabad-based firm for one crore doses of the vaccine.

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