An imported dose of Russia’s Sputnik V against coronavirus will cost Rs. 995.40 in Indian market. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, which is manufacturing the vaccine in India, informed about the same. Sputnik V, which has an efficiency of 91.6 per cent, is the 3rd vaccine to be approved for use in India after Covaxin and Covishield.
The 1st dose of the vaccine was administered in Hyderabad today as part of a soft launch by Dr Reddy’s.
The cost of the imported unit will include 5% GST per dose. Doses of Sputnik V which are made in India, however, are predicted to be cost effective.
The vaccine is likely to be available in the Indian market from next week. The Centre had said on Thursday as the vaccine shortage in various states increased tremendously and restrictions were brought in for vaccination
The first batch of Sputnik V vaccine landed in India on May 1st, after it was cleared for emergency use in India on April 13.