World's First DNA-based Anti-COVID Vaccine gets emergency administration approval in India

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The jab’s needle-free injector is suitable for vaccinating kids as they are often scared of needles.

On Friday, Zydus Cadila’s vaccine – ZyCoV-D – received approval for emergency use authorisation (EUA) from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). ZyCoV-D is the first COVID-19 vaccine for children in India to be green-lighted, it’s also the world’s first DNA-based vaccine and will be given to people who are 12 or older.

The jab produces the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 to elicit an immune response. 

India’s Ministry of Science and Technology said that the interim results from phase three clinical trials in over 28,000 volunteers showed a primary efficacy of 66.6 percent for symptomatic RT-PCR positive cases. It’s is largest vaccine trial so far in India for COVID.

“This vaccine had already exhi…

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