Everything about Covishield COVID Vaccine by Oxford–AstraZeneca

Who developed the Covishield vaccine?

When was it approved for use?

How effective is Covishield against Covid-19?

Who manufactures the Covishield vaccine?

How many doses of Covaxin are required?

How much does the Covishield vaccine cost?

What are the side effects of Covishield?

How many other countries are using the Covishield vaccine?

Quick details about Covishield Vaccine

About the Vaccine


Other names


Who developed it?

Oxford University's Jenner Institute and AstraZeneca

When was it approved in India?

1 January 2021

When was it deployed in India?

16 January 2021

Who is manufacturing this vaccine in India?

Serum Institute of India (SII)

What is in the vaccine?

A weakened version of an adenovirus from chimpanzees.

How many doses are required?

2 doses, given between 4 and 12 weeks apart.

Efficacy of the vaccine


How much does it cost?

Rs 300 per dose for state governments; and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.

How much will you have to pay?

Price will vary depending on vaccination center and state.

What are the side effects of the vaccine?

Headache, fatigue, muscle or joint pain, fever, chills, and nausea.

AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine is proven to be an effective defense against the virulent Covid-19. While it might not be compulsory to get vaccinated in India, it is extremely important that you try to get the vaccine at the earliest possible opportunity. Doing this can protect you against a deadly disease and greatly minimize the chances of hospitalization.