As part of the Washington agreement to supply 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the country's authorities deducted the cost of one dose.
The US government has set the price of one coronavirus vaccination at $19.5, but you need to get two doses. This was reported by Reuters on Thursday, July 23.
The cost of the drug was determined from the contract of the States with the German company BioNTtech and the American Pfizer for the supply of 100 million doses of the BNT162 coronavirus vaccine for $1.95 billion. This is the first US deal for the supply of a vaccine that specifies the price per unit of production, the report said.
вЂњThe average price of a flu vaccine is about $40. This (the price of a COVID-19 vaccine) is good in comparison. This is good within reason, вЂњ said Peter Pitts, founder of the nonprofit Center for medicine in the public interest.
It is noted that the fee for the drug will be charged only if the vaccine is effective and safe.
Earlier in May, US President Donald Trump said that the authorities are considering making the coronavirus vaccine free of charge.