Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna will increase the price of their respective vaccines after adapting to new variants of the Covid-19 virus. This was confirmed by Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State for European Affairs to the Financial Times, according to El Economista.
What will the new prices be?
According to the British newspaper, the price of Pfizer’s vaccine will range from 15.50 euros (366.10 Mexican pesos approximately) to 19.50 euros (460.58 Mexican pesos approximately) while Moderna’s will rise from 19 euros (448.77 Mexican pesos approximately) to 21.50 euros (507.81 Mexican pesos).
As stated by the official, this will be in effect not only for the European Union (EU), but also for all buyers.
In December 2020, pharmaceutical developers such as Pfizer and Moderna were estimated to be able to earn about $32 billion from the vaccine.
According to Morgan Stanley, Pfizer would generate $19 billion in vaccine revenue this year, and this amount would be added to the estimated $975 million from vaccines in 2020.