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 mentioned the European Commission wished to succeed in a take care of Moderna for the provision of tens of millions of doses of its vaccine candidate for a worth under $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 mentioned its experimental vaccine is 94.5% efficient in stopping COVID-19, primarily based on interim knowledge from a late-stage medical trial, turning into the second developer to report outcomes that far exceeded expectations after Pfizer and its accomplice BioNTech.
The EU has been in talks with Moderna for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine a minimum of since July.
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