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India to target children aged 12 and over for Covid-19 vaccine from October

NEW DELHI

All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations from next month when drugmaker Cadila Healthcare launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told.

The world’s first DNA-based Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D won emergency authorization from Indian regulators last month.

From October, the corporate , better known as Zydus Cadila, will produce 10 million doses a month.

The health ministry didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The sources sought anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to the media.

The vaccine is that just one approved for kids in India, which has given a total of 825.9 million doses to adults among its population of nearly 1.4 billion.

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