Three – dose ZyCov – D to be launched in seven states
ZyCov – D is the second indigenous vaccine next to COVAXIN. The unique feature of ZyCov – D is that it is needle – less vaccine. At first, the ZyCov – D vaccine is to be launched in seven states. They are Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Punjab, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.The vaccine is to be administered only persons in the age group of 12 to 19 years.
The ZyCov – D is administered using a needle – free applicator.It is a three dose vaccine. It is taken at 28th day and 56th day of the first dose.The cost of ZyCov – D is Rs. 376.
The ZyCov – D showed 66.6% efficacy.The vaccine was developed by the Indian Pharmaceutical company called Cadila Healthcare.