New Delhi: COVID-19 vaccine Covishield is set to be sold at Rs 400 per shot to states and Rs 600 to private hospitals, the Serum Institute of India (SII) confirmed on Wednesday. However, the Centre will go on receiving Covishield doses at Rs 150 each. This will be the cheapest at central government hospitals or establishments.
According to SII, its vaccines will still be more affordable than foreign ones, which cost anywhere between Rs 750 and Rs 1,500 per shot.
As part of the new government policy, half of the vaccine doses will be reserved for the centre and the remaining half will be distributed between states and private hospitals. SII said supplying the vaccine independently to corporates would be challenging and urged companies and individuals to access the jabs through states and private hospitals.
“…owing to the complexity, and urgency of the situation it is challenging to supply it independently to each corporate entity,” SII said via a statement.