adplus-dvertising

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


PTI

New Delhi, May 3

A day after its Covid shot Covovax was included on the CoWIN portal for inoculation of children aged 12-17 years at private vaccination centres, the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday reduced the price of each dose of the vaccine from Rs 900 to Rs 225, excluding taxes.

Following recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, the provision of the vaccine option was included on the portal on Monday.

On Tuesday, Director for Government and Regulatory Affairs, SII, Prakash Kumar Singh, communicated to the government that the firm reduced the price of each dose from Rs 900 to Rs 225 plus goods and services tax (GST) for private hospitals. In addition, a private hospital can charge up to Rs 150 as service charge.

The price of the vaccine, Covovax, is learnt to have been revised on the CoWIN portal.

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

Currently, children aged 12 to 14 years are vaccinated with Biological E’s Corbevax, while those in the 15-18 age groups are being administered Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin free of cost at government vaccination centres.

At private centres, a dose of Covaxin costs Rs 386, including GST, while Corbevax costs Rs 990.

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Health News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechiLive.in is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.