A day before Covid vaccine booster shots become available to all Indian adults, the price of covishield and covaxin at private hospitals has been slashed by more than half. Both vaccine doses will now cost Rs 225.
Adar Poonawala tweeted, “We are pleased to announce that after discussion with the Central Government, SII has decided to revise the price of COVISHIELD vaccine for private hospitals from Rs.600 to ₹ 225 per dose. We once again commend this decision from the Centre to open precautionary dose to all 18+.”
Co-founder of Bharat Biotech Suchitra announced on twitter that, “Announcing Covaxin Pricing, we welcome the decision to make available precautionary dose for all adults. In consultation with the Central Government, we have decided to revise the price of Covaxin from Rs 1200 to Rs 225 per dose, for private hospitals.”