Serum institute fixes price of COVISHIELD vaccine

After the directive received from Central govt, 50% of vaccine produced to be given to Central government for vaccination drive and remaining 50% to be given to state government and private
Institutes.

Serum Institute to charge

  • Rs. 400/dose from state government.
  • Rs. 600/dose from private Institutes

The company is preparing to open up its vaccine beyond the use of the Centre’s vaccination scheme. Adar Poonawalla said that the company will ramp up production in the next two months.

“For the next two months, we will address the limited capacity by scaling up the vaccine production,” said Poonawala in a statement. “Going ahead, 50% of our capacities will be served to the Government of India’s vaccination program, and the remaining 50% of the capacity will be for the State governments and private hospitals,” Poonawalla stated.

The pricing comes after the announcement from the Central govt that all citizens above 18 years would be eligible for vaccination from May 1.