New Delhi: The wait for children’s vaccines in the country is now going to end. The central government has ordered one crore doses of the corona vaccine to the pharma company Zydus Cadila, which will be administered to children above 12 years. Along with this, the price of the vaccine in India has also been fixed by Cadila.
One dose cost Rs 265
According to the company, a dose of the ZyCoV-D vaccine will cost Rs 265. Apart from this, an order for a needle-free applicator has been received for Rs 93 excluding GST. Zycov-D is the world’s first plasmid DNA vaccine approved for use in India.
A regulatory filing by the pharma company said, “Zydus Cadila has received an order from the Government of India to supply 10 million doses of Zycov-D, the world’s first plasmid DNA vaccine.” 265 per dose and needle-free applicator at Rs 93 per dose excluding GST.
The applicator will give the vaccine
The company said that the price had been fixed after discussing it with the central government. The vaccine will be given through a needle-free applicator instead of a syringe. The applicator’s name is ‘Pharmajet.’ The vaccine of Zydus Cadila will be given with the help of a needle-free applicator instead of a needle. There is no pain in getting the vaccine with this applicator, and other types of side effects can also be avoided.
Zydus Cadila Managing Director Sharvil Patel said, “We are happy to support the government’s vaccination program with Zycov-D. We are hopeful that needle-free vaccination will enable many people to be vaccinated and protected against COVID-19, especially children and young people between the ages of 12 and 18.
Why is the Zycov-D vaccine special?
Zydus Cadila’s corona vaccine Zycov-D can last for three months at a temperature of about 25 degrees. The company claims that this will ease the transportation and storage of the vaccine. Apart from this, it is the first vaccine approved for people aged 12 years and above. Its three doses will be given with a gap of 28 days.