Corbevax could be cheapest vaccine in India

Biological E’s Covid-19 vaccine, Corbevax is likely to be the cheapest vaccine in India, costing Rs 500 for both doses.The clinical phase III trials of Corbevax are ongoing and are yet to get emergency use approval.

The Union Ministry of Health finalised advance arrangement for 30 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses with Hyderabad-based M/s Biological-E Ltd on Thursday.

According to the sources, the pricing may even be below Rs 400 for two doses.  However, the final price of the recombinant protein vaccine has not been decided yet.

It has shown favourable results in Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials. The vaccine being developed by Biological-E is a RBD protein sub-unit vaccine and is likely to be available in the next few months.