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COVID vaccine: Covaxin price reduced from Rs 1,200 to Rs 225 per dose for private hospitals

ANI | Updated: Apr 09, 2022 19:07 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 9 (ANI): Welcoming the decision to make precautionary dose available for all adults, Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Saturday, announced that it has revised the price of its COVID vaccine Covaxin from Rs 1,200 to Rs 225 per dose for private hospitals.
"Announcing Covaxin Pricing. We welcome the decision to make available precautionary dose for all adults. In consultation with the Central Government, we have decided to revise the price of COVAXIN from Rs 1200 to Rs 225 per dose, for private hospitals," tweeted Suchitra Ella, Co-founder and JMD Bharat Biotech.
The Union Ministry of Health on Friday announced the rollout of the precautionary third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for the 18-plus population at private vaccination centres from April 10.

All those who are more than 18 years of age and have completed nine months after the administration of the second dose, would be eligible for the precaution dose, the ministry said in a statement.
This facility would be available in all private vaccination centres.
India started administering precaution doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers and those above the age of 60 years with comorbidities on January 10 this year. Later, on March 16, the vaccination drive for precaution dose was extended to all adults above the age of 60 years. (ANI)