The cost of the COVISHIELD vaccine has been reduced by more than half. Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla says that the Serum Institute of India has decided to reduce the cost of the Covidshield vaccine from Rs 600 to Rs 225 for private hospitals.
Adar Poonawalla said that we are happy to announce that after discussion with the Central Government, SII has decided to reduce the cost of COVISHIELD vaccine for private hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 per dose. At the same time, he said that he once again appreciated this decision of the Center to open precautionary doses for the 18+ age group.
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 Rs 225 per dose. We once again commend this decision from the Centre to open precautionary dose to all 18+.
— Adar Poonawalla (@adarpoonawalla) April 9, 2022
In the public’s interest at large, the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech have decided to reduce the cost of their vaccine to Rs 220 with GST for booster doses for all above 18 years.
Covisheild, Covaxin and Covovax can be availed in 220 private vaccine centres and hospitals with GST. tell that
Taking a big step to deal with the corona epidemic, the central government has decided to allow people above 18 years to get Precaution, i.e. booster dose. Now adults can go to a private centre and get a booster dose from April 10. People who have taken the second dose of the vaccine for nine months will be eligible for this third vaccine.
What is Precaution, i.e. Booster Dose?
An additional dose of the vaccine itself is called a prevention or booster dose. It is also being named a preventive dose. This dose proves to increase people’s immunity against the Coronavirus.
Why is it so important
So far, Delta, Delta Plus, Omicron, Deltacron, XE, and Kappka variants of Coronavirus have arrived. To deal with them, two doses of vaccine are being administered by the government to the people after a time interval. According to ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava, one variant of the virus does not protect against the other variant, so cases of re-infection were seen in the third wave.
This means that people’s immunity starts decreasing with time, so the third dose becomes necessary to boost immunity. Vaccination has reduced the number of serious illnesses, hospitalization patients and deaths.