India cast a wider net with its vaccination programme, as it gave its emergency approval for the first covid vaccine for children in the country.
Recently on 20 August, Zydus Cadila's covid vaccine got a green signal from the DGCI, as it was found to be safe for both adults and children aged between 12-18.
This is said to be the world’s first DNA based COVID-19 vaccine and unlike the other vaccines, this one will be administered in three doses.
For close to 18 months now, schools have remained shut as children form a bulk of the unvaccinated and vulnerable population in the country. But will Zydus Cadila's approval be able to pave the way for reopening schools?
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