SII lowers price of each dose of Covovax jab from Rs 900 to Rs 225

A day after the inclusion of its Covid shot Covovax on the CoWIN portal for immunization of children aged 12-17 years in private immunization centres, the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday announced the cost of each dose of the vaccine at Rs 900. 900 was reduced from Rs. 225 rupees, excluding taxes.

The provision of vaccine options was included on the portal on Monday following the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI).

On Tuesday, director of government and regulatory affairs, SII, Prakash Kumar Singh informed the government that the firm is reducing the price of each dose from Rs 900 to Rs 225, along with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for private Is. hospital. In addition, a private hospital may charge up to Rs 150 as service charge.

It is learned that the price of the vaccine has been revised on the CoWIN portal.

India’s drug regulator on December 28 last year approved Kovovax for restricted use in emergency situations in adults and in the 12-17 age group, on March 9, subject to certain conditions.

Currently, children in the age group of 12 to 14 years are vaccinated with the biological E K Corbevax, while children in the 15-18 age group are being given Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin free of cost at government immunization centres.

A single dose of Covaxin at private centers costs Rs 386 inclusive of GST, while Corbevax costs Rs 990.

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