"Our vaccine therefore costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between $10 and $50," he said.
On Monday, an EU official involved in the talks said the European Commission wanted to reach a deal with Moderna for the supply of millions of doses of its vaccine candidate for a price below $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 said.
Moderna has said its experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Covid-19, based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial, becoming the second developer to report results that far exceeded expectations after Pfizer and its partner BioNTech.
The EU has been in talks with Moderna for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine at least since July.
As we reported earlier, the COVAX mechanism has officially confirmed the information on the allocation of the free-of-charge coronavirus vaccine for 20% of Ukraine’s population.
About four million Ukrainians will be able to get vaccinated in the first half of 2021 due to financial support from international partners and governments of other countries.