As the Booster dose started for adults, a single dose of the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will now cost private hospitals Rs 225. Private hospitals will charge Rs 150 for administering the dose.
Adar Poonawalla, CEO of SII, said in a tweet on Saturday that the vaccine maker has decided to slash the prices of the Covid-19 jab for private hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 after consultation with the central government in this regard
Similarly, Suchitra Ella, co-founder of Bharat Biotech announced that the vaccine maker has also decided to slash the price of Covaxin to Rs 225 per dose from the earlier Rs 1,200 for private hospitals. The decision was made in consultation with the central government, she added.
More than 2.4 crore precautionary doses have been already administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above.