Vaccine companies cut booster doses, people over 18 are getting vaccines from Sunday
The booster dose for people above 18 years of age in the country is going to start from April 10. Earlier, two major vaccine companies announced a major reduction in the cost of doses.
The booster dose for people above 18 years of age in the country is going to start from April 10. People will be able to take this dose by going to their nearest private hospitals. A day earlier, both the indigenous companies making booster doses had made big announcements regarding reduction in prices.
Covishield Booster Dose Reduction
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted, “We are happy to announce that after consultations with the Central Government, SII has increased the cost of CovidShield booster doses for private hospitals to Rs. 600 to Rs. 225. Per dose. We once again appreciate the government’s decision to impose precautionary doses for all 18+ people.
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Suchitra Alla, founder of Bharat Biotech made the announcement in a tweet. “We welcome the decision of the central government to introduce booster doses for all adults,” he said. After discussion with the central government, we have reduced the cost of Covacin from Rs 1,200 to Rs 225 per dose for private hospitals.
Free Booster Dose for 60+ People
It may be mentioned that a campaign for booster doses for people above 60 years of age, health workers and medical personnel is already underway. This dose is given to them free of cost in government hospitals. Now the government has announced a campaign to make booster doses available to all those above the age of 18.
We are happy to announce that after discussions with the Central Government, SII has decided to revise the cost of COVISHIELD Vaccine for private hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 per dose. We once again appreciate the Centre’s decision to open precautionary doses for all 18+.
– Adar Poonawalla (Adar Poonawalla)
18+ people need to loose their pockets
Under the campaign, any person above the age of 18 years will be able to get a booster dose by visiting the nearest private hospital. They will have to pay the hospital for this dose. SII and Bharat Biotech initially announced higher prices for the same. However, after talks with the government, both the companies announced a big cut in prices on Saturday. The booster dose of both the companies will now be available in hospitals for Rs 225.