Mumbai: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla revealed prices for Covishield Coronavirus vaccine by Oxford-AstraZeneca, it will cost Rs USD 6 (Rs 440] per person if you buy from government stores he said.
However, if somebody chooses to buy from a private market then they will have to pay around Rs 700-800 Poonawalla informed.
“For the Government of India, it will be about USD 3 per dose, so USD 6 [Rs 440] per person but for the private market it will cost around Rs 700-800,” Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla told India Today on Thursday.
Specifically, the Serum Institute applied for the Emergency Use Authority (EUA) for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine that was approved in the United Kingdom yesterday. Following the development, the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) in India also met to consider the EU request by the Serum Institute but said they would require more data to provide approval.
Pune-based SII, the largest vaccine manufacturer, has produced the vaccine in collaboration with Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Officials had said that SII had already manufactured 40 million doses of the vaccine, under the least-risk manufacturing and stock planning license from DCGI.