Bharat Biotech announces COVAXIN prices- Rs. 600 for states, Rs. 1200 for private hospitals

On Saturday, Bharat Biotech announces COVAXIN will be available for the state government at Rs. 600 per dose and private hospitals at Rs. 1200 per dose. The company also stated that COVAXIN will also be exported and the price has been kept between $15-20 e.g. Rs. 1,123 to Rs. 1, 498 approximately.

Dr. Krishna M. Ella, Chairman, and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech said in a statement, “Recovering cost is essential in the journey of innovation and for the past 25 years our core mission has been to provide world-class healthcare solutions for the globe in an affordable range. We thank you for your support and encouragement to continue our mission forward in overcoming life-threatening infectious diseases.”

The firm also mentioned that they are deeply concerned by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India & the world. They are honored to develop, manufacture & supply COVAXIN for India’s vaccine rollout at Rs. 150/ dose, which has been distributed free of cost by GoI.

COVAXIN by Bharat Biotech

 Unique features of COVAXIN

  • Formulated with Adjuvant to boost immune response.
  • The ready-to-use multi-dose vial in liquid presentation, without reconstitution and no sub-zero storage
  • The distinct feature of having a 28-day open vial policy. Once opened, the vial can be stored at 2-8 degree Celsius for 28 days, thereby reducing vaccine wastage
  • Phase 3 study demonstrated an overall 78% efficacy against COVID -19 and 100% efficacy against severe disease, reducing hospitalization.

As per the reports, the COVAXIN has been capable enough to neutralize the UK variant strain, and also Bharat Biotech had been approached by several countries across the world for the procurement of COVAXIN.

Price by Other Manufacturer

The other vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, announces Covishield will be sold at Rs. 400 per dose to state and Rs. 600 per dose to private hospitals.

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