The company said that it would manufacture the drug at its manufacturing facility at the SEZ, Ahmedabad.
'The aim is to develop a priority list with the focus being on adolescents aged 12-18 years with comorbidities,' Dr N K Arora said.
The company's indigenously developed needle-free three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D was granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) by the drug regulator on Friday
Previously, India's central drug authority's expert panel sent recommendations for the vaccine's EUA to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval.
'Vaccination drive is going on smoothly. It will get more accelerated in the coming days with the ramping up of production by four more Indian companies,' said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
The ZyCoV-D vaccine has a three-dose regimen and it can be administered through a needle-free system.
The company said the drug will be made available across India through the group’s distribution chain reaching out to government and private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
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