Medilytix Bureau:

A day before the drive to administer precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose to all adults begins, both Covishield and Covaxin manufacturers have decided to reduce the prices for private hospitals.

The Serum Institute of India has cut the rates of Covishield from ₹600 to ₹225 per dose, while Bharat Biotech has brought down the price of Covaxin from ₹1,200 to ₹225.

SII’s Adar Poonawalla and Bharat Biotech cofounder Suchitra Ella took to Twitter to make the announcement.

“We are pleased to announce that after discussion with the Central Government, SII has decided to revise the price of COVISHIELD vaccine for private hospitals from Rs.600 to ₹ 225 per dose. We once again commend this decision from the Centre to open precautionary dose to all 18+,” Poonawalla tweeted.

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