Following the Government of India directives, Serum Institute of India has announced the prices of the Covishield vaccine on Wednesday. The prices have been fixed at Rs 400 per dose for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.
In a media statement, the Serum Institute of India (SII) writes that it “welcomes the recent announcement made by Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Finance Ministry to accelerate India’s vaccination drive. The promising directives will help to scale up vaccine production, and allow state governments, private hospitals, and vaccination centers to procure vaccines directly.”
“For the next two months, we will address the limited capacity by scaling up the vaccine production. Going ahead, 50% of our capacities will be served to the Government of India’s vaccination program, and the remaining SO% of the capacity will be for the State governments and private hospitals,” writes SII.
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SII further says, “Furthermore, owing to the complexity, and urgency of the situation it is challenging to supply it independently to each corporate entity. We would urge all corporate and private individuals to access the vaccines through the state facilitated machinery and private health systems. Post 4-5 months, the vaccines will be made available in retail and free trade.”
“We at Serum, would like to assure you that we will continue to do our best to help everyone and would request you all to be patient with us”, said Adar C Poonawalla, CEO Serum Institute Of India.