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Covid vaccine: Moderna announces final price

Source : 112 Ukraine

The company plans to produce 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year
14:28, 22 November 2020

Reuters

Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel told, Welt am Sonntag reports.

"Our vaccine therefore costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between $10 and $50," he said.

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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.

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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.

Related: Russia ready to provide its Covid-19 vaccine to countries in need

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