Zydus Cadila said in a statement that the clinical trial in Australia will study the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in patients with CAPS.
Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D is the first vaccine cleared by India's drug regulator for inoculation of those aged 12 years and above.
PM Narendra Modi will be meeting representatives of Indian Covid-19 vaccine manufactures including Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech and Dr Reddy's Laboratories among others.
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.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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