NTAGI to Meet This Week to Introduce Zycov-D in Covid-19 Immunisation Plan


Indian made Zydus Cadila Covid vaccine ZyCoV-D has received approval for Emergency Use Authorisation from the DCGI.
(File photo/Reuters)

Indian made Zydus Cadila Covid vaccine ZyCoV-D has obtained approval for Emergency Use Authorisation from the DCGI.
(File picture/Reuters)

The meet may also take a look at the prioritisation of beneficiaries because the vaccine has been authorised for each adolescents and adults.

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  • Last Updated:August 25, 2021, 14:37 IST
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The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation will maintain a key meet this week to stipulate the roadmap for the introduction of DNA-based Zydus Cadila’s vaccine within the common inhabitants.

It is anticipated that the meet will assist put together a plan on inculcate and introduce the Zycov-D vaccine in India’s immunisation programme.

It may also take a look at the prioritisation of beneficiaries because the vaccine has been authorised for each adolescents and adults.

There are greater than 12 crore adolescents in India within the 12-to-18-year age bracket and round 1% of adolescents within the 12 to 18 years age group are prone to extreme COVID19 infections, based on a prime authorities official.

The official added that adolescents with comorbidities shall be given precedence whereas the introduction of the three-dose vaccine shall be accomplished within the common inhabitants first.

The needle-free Zycov-D vaccine acquired Emergency Use Authorization from DCGI on August 20 and as per sources, shall be launched into the vaccination programme within the coming 4-5 weeks. NTAGI will present the framework for the inoculation of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The world’s first Plasmid DNA vaccine shall be administered in a three-dose routine to be taken on days zero, twenty eighth, and 56th by means of a needle-free system.

The Ahmedabad-based firm earlier stated it expects to roll out one crore doses monthly from October.

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