Zydus Cadila received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) today, i.e. 20/08/2021, for ZyCoV-D, the world’s first and India’s indigenously developed DNA-based vaccine for COVID-19 to be administered in humans, including children and adults 12 years and older. ZyCoV-D was developed in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and implemented by BIRAC. It has been supported under COVID-19 Research Consortia through National Biopharma Mission for Preclinical studies, Phase I and Phase II Clinical Trials, and Mission COVID Suraksha for Phase III Clinical Trials. This 3 dose vaccine which when injected produces the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and elicits an immune response, which plays a vital role in protection from disease as well as viral clearance.