Cost of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination could be €300m

Each member state must foot the bill for vaccines procured by the European Commission, and Ireland may need up to 10 million doses

8th November, 2020
Cost of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination could be €300m
The EU has already signed advance purchase orders for hundreds of millions of vaccines from AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sanofi-GSK, but it is unclear as yet how much they will cost

Covid-19 vaccines could cost the state up to €300 million for an initial supply, according to analysis by the Business Post.

When they become available, Ireland will be allocated a share of vaccines procured by the European Commission. The EU has already signed advance purchase orders for hundreds of millions of vaccines from AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sanofi-GSK.

Several makers of vaccines are moving towards the end of their Phase III trials and are...

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