Indian government places additional orders for COVID-19 vaccination

The Indian government has placed a further order from Serum to procure 4.5 crore doses of COVISHIELD at the price of 200 per vial + taxes by April 2021 in addition to the already placed order of 1.1 crore doses.

The first order is of Rs 231 crore and adding the additional order placed makes the total cost to be around Rs 1,176 crore. The government has also placed the order to Bharat Biotech COVAXIN for 55,00,000 doses for Rs 162 crore.