World’s first DNA-plasmid COVID vaccine in India soon

Bhubaneswar: World’s first DNA-plasmid COVID-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila, which has been made in India, will be available in the country soon, informed Dr. Narendra Kumar Arora, Chairman of COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI).

The other vaccine that we can expect soon is Biological E– a protein sub-unit vaccine, he said. He further informed that the trials of these vaccines have been quite encouraging.

“We are hopeful that this vaccine will be available by September. The Indian m-RNA vaccine which can be stored at temperature 2-8 Degree Celsius should also be available by September. Two other vaccines namely Novavax by Serum Institute of India and Johnson & Johnson may also be expected soon. By the third week of July, the production capacity of Bharat Biotech and SII are going to be increased phenomenally. This will enhance the vaccine supply in the country. By August, we expect to procure 30-35 crore doses in a month,” said Arora, adding that this will enable the country to vaccinate one crore persons in a day.

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