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Biological E's Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax price cut to Rs 250 per dose

Previously, in private vaccination centres the overall cost to end users of the vaccine was Rs 990 a dose, including taxes and administration charges, it added.

Poorva Joshi Edited by: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 New Delhi Updated on: May 16, 2022 16:21 IST
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Mumbai: A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a teenager, at Jumbo Covid 19 Vaccination Centre at Dahisar.

Highlights

  • Biological E on Monday announced that it has slashed down the price of its Covid vaccine.
  • The new price is inclusive of GST, for private vaccination centers.
  • The price cut would result in end users paying a price of Rs 400 a dose.

Pharmaceuticals firm Biological E on Monday announced that it has slashed down the price of its Covid 19 vaccine Corbevax. The price has now been cut down to Rs 250 from Rs 840 a dose. The new price is inclusive of GST, for private vaccination centers. The price cut would result in end users paying a price of Rs 400 a dose, including taxes and administration charges, the company said in a statement.

Previously, in private vaccination centres the overall cost to end users of the vaccine was Rs 990 a dose, including taxes and administration charges, it added.

In March this year when the inoculation of children in the age group of 12 to 14 years against COVID-19 commenced in the country, Corbevax vaccine was used and its price was fixed at Rs 145 for government vaccination programme.

"BE has lowered the price of its vaccine with the aim of making it more affordable and help increase the reach to protect the maximum number of children against the virus," the company said.

In April this year India's drug regulator had granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for Biological E's Corbevax for children in 5 to 12 years group along with Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the age group of 6 to 12 years.

(With PTI Inputs)

Also Read: Govt panel recommends Corbevax for emergency use in children aged 5-11

 

 

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