The authorities on Monday positioned a purchase order order with Serum Institute of India (SII) for 11 million doses of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, every costing Rs 210, together with the GST, official sources mentioned.
Dispatch of the vaccine is more likely to begin by late Monday night, they mentioned.
According to the order, every dose of the vaccine has been priced at Rs 200 and with GST of Rs 10 it might value Rs 210.
The HLL Lifecare Limited, a public sector endeavor, issued the provision order on behalf of the Union Health Ministry within the identify of Prakash Kumar Singh, Additional Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Serum Institute of India (SII).
The Covishield vaccine doses can be initially shipped to 60 consignment factors from the place these can be distributed additional, the sources mentioned.
The well being ministry can also be more likely to quickly signal a purchase order order for one more anti-coronavirus vaccine, Covaxin, which has been indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech. Meetings for this was underway, a supply mentioned.
India had not too long ago granted emergency use authorisation to 2 vaccines, Oxford’s Covishield being manufactured by Serum Institute in India and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. Both vaccines, in accordance with a press release from the Health Ministry, have established security and immunogenicity.
The nation India launch its COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16 in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has known as the world’s largest inoculation programme with precedence to be given to nearly three crore healthcare and frontline employees.
After vaccinating healthcare and frontline employees, precedence will probably be given to these above 50 years of age and the under-50 inhabitants teams with co-morbidities, collectively numbering round 27 crore.