The perils of multiple prices for vaccines in India

By Seetharaman G in BFO #277, 05 May, 21

After a cancelled appointment, my partner and I managed to get our first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a private hospital in Mumbai on Monday. We paid Rs 850 (US$11.5) each for a jab of Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). 

A day earlier, a friend of ours had also received a dose of Covishield in Mumbai; only, he didn’t pay for it because it was at a state-run hospital.