Moderna will cost governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, relying on the quantity ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel instructed German weekly ‘Welt am Sonntag’ (WamS).
“Our vaccine therefore costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between $10 and $50,” he was quoted as saying.
On Monday, an EU official concerned within the talks stated the European Commission needed to succeed in a cope with Moderna for the provision of thousands and thousands of doses of its vaccine candidate for a value beneath $25 per dose.
“Nothing is signed yet, but we’re close to a deal with the EU Commission. We want to deliver to Europe and are in constructive talks,” Bancel instructed WamS, including it was only a “matter of days” till a contract could be prepared.
Moderna has stated its experimental vaccine is 94.5% efficient in stopping Covid-19, based mostly on interim information from a late-stage medical trial, changing into the second developer to report outcomes that far exceeded expectations after Pfizer and its associate BioNTech.
The EU has been in talks with Moderna for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine no less than since July.
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