Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine list price could be $130 per dose once government contracts end

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine list price could be $130 per dose once government contracts end

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  • An analysis published by the Kaiser Family Foundation this week said that without additional funding or protections, the commercialization of Covid-19 preventative and countermeasures would create access barriers for vaccines, tests and therapeutics – especially for the uninsured and underinsured.
  • But Congress has yet to act on the Biden administration’s request for billions more in funding to ensure a steady and accessible supply of Covid-19 countermeasures.
  • A large portion of the government’s request for further Covid-19 funding is a “critical request” for resources to support development of new vaccines and treatments that can withstand future variants of the coronavirus, said Dawn O’Connell, assistant secretary for preparedness and response within the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Another portion of the funding would go toward protecting the uninsured and ensuring universal access to Covid-19 countermeasures, O’Connell said.

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