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COVID booster dose: SII announces new rates for Covishield. Check prices here


With the government allowing booster doses for all adults from Sunday, (Serum Institute of India) SII has announced new prices for its COVID-19 vaccine Covishield.  In a notification, the company informed, the end-users will have to pay 600 for Covishield booster dose and the hospitals will get it at a discounted price.

From Sunday, those older than 18 who received a second dose nine months ago will be eligible for the “precaution” dose, the health ministry said. “Adding an extra layer of safety,” Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a Twitter post flagging the decision. Till now the booster dose was only limited to the elderly and the frontline and healthcare workers. A total of 24 million booster doses have been administered so far.  

The country has given 1.85 billion vaccine doses among its population of 1.35 billion. Of these, 82% are Covishield. Other vaccines used in India are the domestically developed Covaxin and Corbevax, and Russia’s Sputnik V.



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