NEW DELHI :
SERUM Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine maker, on Wednesday announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ for State Governments and Rs 600 for private hospitals. The company also said that for the next two months, it will address the issue of limited capacity by scaling up vaccine production. “Going ahead, 50 per cent of our capacities will be served to the Government of India’s vaccination programme, and the remaining 50 per cent of the capacity will be for the State Governments and private hospitals,” Serum Institute of India said in a statement. Following the Government directives, the price of Covishield vaccine is Rs 400 per dose for State Governments and Rs 600 per dose for the private hospitals, it added. Considering the global vaccine prices, “we are ensuring that our vaccines are affordable in comparison to any other vaccines in the world”, Serum Institute said.