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New needle-free vaccine in India from Zydus expected in a few days

ZyCov-D would be the world's first DNA vaccine.

The new covid vaccine ‘ZyCov-D’ from Zydus Cadila is in the process of getting approval from the Indian government. Once the approval process is completed, ZyCov-D would be the fifth vaccine to be added to the basket of the available vaccines in India.

This vaccine is being developed by the Gujarat-based company called ‘Zydus Cadila’. This vaccine will be under the ‘Emergency Use Authorization’ protocol. The vaccine is expected to be a 3-dose-vaccine. The vaccine-specific data is being reviewed by the Drugs Controller General of India and other experts in India.

The ZyCov-D would be the first plasmid DNA vaccine that will create spike proteins to generate the immune response from the body. It will be the world’s first DNA vaccine for Covid. The trials for this vaccine have been successful and it has shown some good results in terms of its efficacy. The vaccine has been tested on the subjects in the 12-18-year-olds.

The following YouTube video from the ‘iShorts’ channel details the feature of this new vaccine.

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