The Serum Institute of India (SII) yesterday 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 (NTAGI), the provision of the vaccine option was included on the portal recently.
Yesterday, Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, SII, is learnt to have communicated to the government that the firm is reducing 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.