Corona Vaccine: The Central Government has told the Delhi High Court on Friday that the Zydus Cadila vaccine will soon be available for the age group of 12 to 18 years in the country. Along with this, the Center has told the court that after getting approval for the use of the vaccine from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), a policy will be prepared regarding the vaccination of children.
Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma told a division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh that Zydus Cadila has completed the trial of its vaccine ZyCoV-D for children aged 12 to 18 years. Along with this, in an affidavit filed in the High Court, he said that this vaccine will be available soon after the statutory provisions. Along with this, he told in the court, that DCGI has given permission to Bharat Biotech, a vaccine manufacturer, to conduct clinical trials of the vaccine for the age group of 2 to 18 years.
The Center has filed this affidavit in response to a petition filed in the court. The Division Bench said that the whole country is waiting for the vaccination of the children. The next hearing of the case will be on September 6.
may get approval soon
DCGI may soon give its green signal to ZyCoV-D, the vaccine of Hizoides Cadila, for emergency use. This vaccine has been tested on adults as well as children above 12 years. An official says that if DCGI is satisfied with the data of Zydus Cadila, then its emergency use can be approved.
In Phase-3, ZyCoV-D was tested on 28,000 people. Of these, there were 1,000 people, whose age was 12-18 years. The company conducted these trials during the peak of the second wave of Corona. Zydus Cadila claims that its vaccine is also effective on the delta variant of Corona.
According to Dr. Sharvil Patel, Managing Director of Zydus Group, the company will start supplying the vaccine as soon as it gets approval from DCGI. He told that the company will initially make the vaccine at the rate of one crore doses per month. After this, its construction will be increased.
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