How much is Europe paying for COVID-19 vaccines?
How much will COVID-19 vaccines cost in Europe? Until recently, little to no information was publicly known due to confidentiality clauses in contracts between drug manufacturers and the European Commission. However, Belgium’s State Secretary for Budget accidentally tweeted a table on Thursday with the price of each vaccine purchased by the EU, and how much Belgium will spend in total on the vaccines.
The EU has signed deals with six manufacturers. Each member nation will have to place their orders individually for each vaccine.
According to the screenshot published by Belgian news site HLN, the EU is spending between €1.78 and $18 per coronavirus vaccine. The price per dose listed for each of the six vaccines were as follows, from lowest:
Johnson & Johnson, $8.50
- Sanofi/GSK: €7.56
The prices do not factor in non-refundable down-payments of hundreds of millions of euros that the EU has already made to vaccine makers to secure their shots.
The tweet has since been deleted.