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Serum, Bharat Biotech got advance of Rs 2,500 crore for 16 crore doses, says government

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The government on Monday said it had paid an advance of over Rs 2,500 crore to Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech for supply of 16 crore doses of Covid vaccine between May and July. While Serum Institute is to supply 11 crore doses of Covishield, the rest will be Covaxin manufactured by Bharat Biotech. Based on the advance paid on April 28, the price works out to a little under Rs 160 per shot.
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