Serum Institute of India has dropped the price of COVISHIELD vaccine by Rs 100 for the state government. In a tweet, Serum’s CEO Adar Poonawala said that, as a philanthropic gesture, serum institute will provide COVISHIELD to states in Rs 300 with immediate effect. This will save thousands of crores of state funds going forward. He said, This will enable more vaccinations and save countless lives.
Serum had priced Covishield at Rs 400 for state government hospitals and Rs 600 for private hospitals.