Doses are now available in bulk, but they will cost more. As part of an agreement with the European Union, the Pfizer and Moderna laboratories have increased the prices of their vaccines against Covid-19, revealed on Sunday the Financial Times, who had access to the contracts.
According to the British financial daily, the dose of Pfizer vaccine goes from 15.5 euros to 19.5 euros, that of Moderna from 19 euros to 21.5 euros.
How to explain such an increase? Contacted by AFP, Pfizer and Moderna had not reacted on Sunday. The European Commission for its part refrained from any comment, hiding behind the confidentiality of contracts. She has always refused to communicate the price of the vaccines.
The rise in dose prices comes as concern over the Delta variant outbreak mounts and studies have shown that Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccines should remain effective against this variant.
In May, the EU signed a new contract to purchase up to 1.8 billion doses of vaccine from BioNTech-Pfizer for delivery through 2023, without revealing the price.