Renowned drug firm Zydus Cadila has received an order to supply 10 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. These vaccines named ZyCov-D will be supplied to the Indian Government at a price of Rs 265 per dose.
A regulatory was filed by the pharma company, where it was mentioned that ZyCov-D is the first Plasmid DNA Vaccine in the world and comes with a needle-free applicator. The price of the vaccine has been decided in consultation with the central government.
The vaccine will be applied by a needle-free application named Pharmajet. Pharmajet delivers the vaccine by means of a narrow, precise fluid stream, which penetrates the skin in about 1/10 of a second and gets the vaccine where it needs to be.
The three doses of ZyCov-D are to be administered after a gap of 28 days. The vaccine received emergency authorization by the Indian Drug Regulator on August 20 this year.Sharvil Patel, the Managing Director of Zydus Cadila said that they were happy to support the government's vaccination program. They expect that since it is a needle-free vaccine, it will receive a positive acceptance from the children and will be helpful in safeguarding them from Covid-19.
The vaccine has been successful in showing good stability at temperatures of around 25 degrees for at least three months. The thermostability of the vaccine makes easy transportation and storage possible.
The three doses of ZyCov-D are to be administered after a gap of 28 days. The vaccine received emergency authorization by the Indian Drug Regulator on August 20 this year.