Zydus Cadila Dispatches first consignment of Covid vaccine to Centre

 NEW DELHI: Zydus Cadila, an Ahmedabad-based vaccine maker, stated on Wednesday that it has begun supplying the Centre with Covid vaccine ZyCoV-D.

"The business has begun supplying its Covid-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D, to the Government of India in response to their request from its newly-commissioned state-of-the-art Zydus Vaccine Technology Excellence Centre at the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad," Zydus said in a statement.It also intends to make the vaccine available on the private market, according to the statement.

ZyCoV-D is a three-dose vaccine given intradermally on days 0, 28, and 56 utilising the painless PharmaJet needle-free technology. It will cost Rs 265 each dose, with the applicator costing Rs 93 per dose, minus GST.

It is a Plasmid DNA vaccine that, when given, creates the SARS-CoV-2 virus's spike protein and induces an immunological response mediated by the cellular and humoral arms of the human immune system, which aids in disease prevention and viral clearance.

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