ZyCoV-D is a covid vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila. It received emergency use authorization from the Drug Controller General of India, making it the sixth covid jab to be approved in India.
ZyCoV-D is the worldÂ’s first DNA vaccine against SARS-Cov-2. It uses a genetically engineered, non-replicating version of a DNA molecule known as a Â“plasmidÂ”. Unlike other COVID-19 vaccines used in India, it can be administered in children above the age of 12 as well as on adults. It is given in three doses, with an interval of 28 days between each shot.