Moderna will charge governments between $ 25 and $ 37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, CEO Stephane Bancel told 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 involved in the talks said the European Commission wanted to reach an agreement with Moderna to supply millions of doses of its vaccine candidate at a price below $ 25 per dose.
“Nothing has been signed yet, but we are about to reach an agreement with the EU Commission. We want to deliver to Europe and are in constructive talks,” Bancel told WamS, adding that it was only a “matter of days” be ready until a contract is concluded.
Moderna says its experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19, based on interim data from a late clinical study. This makes Moderna the second developer to report results that, after Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, have far exceeded expectations.
The EU has been in talks with Moderna about its experimental COVID-19 vaccine since at least July.
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