Coronavirus vaccination is being done all over India at a rapid pace. According to news agency IANS, the Union government has fixed the price at Rs 250 for a dose of Covid-19 vaccine . This price has been fixed for the vaccine being offered in private hospitals for people over 60 years and those above 45 years of age with serious illnesses.
As per the report, cost break-up of vaccines being provided by private facilities is Rs 150 for a dose plus Rs 100 as a service charge.
The government may soon officially announce the price of the vaccine. However, the prices are subjected to change until further notice.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Saturday informed that the price of Covid vaccine will be Rs 250 in private hospitals across the state and people will be vaccinated free in government hospitals.
Covid vaccine will be offered in Government health centers as well as private hospitals from March 1. People will have the option to get vaccinated at the center of their own choice.
The second phase of the vaccination program is starting in the country from March 1. After vaccination of healthcare workers in the first phase, elderly are to be vaccinated.
In addition to the elderly, people between the age of 45-60, suffering from any serious illness, will also be covered in the vaccination drive.