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  1. EU pays more for Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

    A Pfizer vaccination in Madrid
    Image caption: A Pfizer vaccination in Madrid

    Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech have raised the prices of their Covid vaccines delivered to the EU, France says, confirming an earlier Financial Times report.

    Europe Minister Clément Beaune said the two pharma firms had had to adapt their vaccines to the new variants, so “not just for the European Union, but for all the buyers it’ll be a bit more expensive”. He was speaking on French radio.

    Last week the EU said 57% of the bloc’s adult population had been fully vaccinated. More than 455m doses have been administered in the EU.

    The EU is co-ordinating vaccine purchases for the 27 member states. It has not disclosed how much it is paying for the doses.

    But the FT said the new price for a Pfizer dose was €19.5 (£17; $23), against €15.5 previously. And a Moderna dose would cost €21.5, against €19 previously.

    Contractually they are the biggest vaccine suppliers to the EU: Pfizer has pledged 600m doses and Moderna 460m. The EU is also vaccinating with Oxford-AstraZeneca and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).

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