Most companies are expected to price the Covid-19 vaccines around ₹ 700-1,000 per dose, when they roll out the jabs in the private market later this year, The Times of India has reported. The government-mandated price currently is ₹250 per dose.
Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla had earleir said that Covishield will be priced around ₹1,000 per jab in the private market. Dr Reddy’s, which will import Russia’s Sputnik V, is expected to price it under ₹750, though a final decision is yet to be taken, the report added.
The Centre has now allowed 50% of vaccines produced to be routed to states and open market.