Vaccine: Zydus Cadila shot for 12-18 soon, says Centre
A new coronavirus vaccine developed by Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila will be available soon for the young between 12-18, the central government said in an affidavit to the Supreme Court on Friday.
According to NDTV, filed in response to the Supreme Court's pointed questions about the vaccination drive, the centre also briefed the court about its plans to vaccinate all adults in the country by the end of the year.
It said that 186.6 crore doses are needed for vaccinating people above 18 years who number 93-94 crore.
Walk in vaccinations have been allowed all ages and digital divide is not a constraint for access to vaccines anymore, it added.
Calling its vaccination policy dynamic and not static, the centre said Covid-19 shots are now free for all above 18 years under the new policy in effect since Monday.
Vaccination figures are put out in the public domain on a daily basis, it said, underscoring its efforts at transparency.