SII’s Covishield is priced at Rs 300 a dose for state governments and Rs 600 a dose for personal hospitals, whereas the corresponding figures for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin are Rs 400 and Rs 1,200. Russian vaccine Sputnik V has been priced at Rs 995 per jab by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and might be accessible solely to state and personal hospitals.
Corbevax is present process part III trials and with part I & II trials displaying promising outcomes, the Centre has pre-booked 30 crore doses for an advance fee of Rs 1,500 crore or Rs 50 per dose.
The earliest indication of Corbevax’s pricing technique got here from Dr Maria Elena Bottazi, affiliate dean, Nationwide College of Tropical Drugs (NSTM) at Texas-based Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), who was quoted as saying the vaccine, which is modelled after the hepatitis B vaccine and makes use of conventional expertise, is reasonable to supply at solely about $1.5 (Rs 110 roughly) per dose. Organic E is collaborating with BCM for the receptor binding area (RBD) protein vaccine.
Whereas Organic E has already begun at-risk manufacturing of the vaccine over the previous month or so, Datla had expressed confidence that the corporate could be able to start full-fledged manufacturing of 75-80 million doses per thirty days from August.
If the vaccine will get EUA by July-August, the massive volumes that it might churn out might considerably ease the vaccine crunch that has at present hobbled the nation’s vaccination drive.