KONTAN.CO.ID – Jakarta. A number of countries are preparing to inject the corona vaccine. How much is the corona vaccine?
Experts and pharmaceutical companies around the world are working to make a corona virus vaccine in an effort to end the pandemic that has occurred. Vaccine development takes a long time.
Vaccines must go through a three-stage clinical trial, then get approval once proven safe and effective. So far, several coronavirus vaccines developed by a number of companies have shown good results in phase 3 clinical trials.
In fact, the corona vaccine candidate is claimed to be more than 90 percent effective. Each company has a selling price range for each candidate for its corona vaccine.
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The following prices will be pegged for the three corona vaccines that are currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trials:
1. Corona vaccine from Moderna
The US biotechnology company, Moderna, is working with the National Institutes of Health to develop a corona vaccine, which is called mRNA-1273. Reported by CNA, Sunday (11/22/2020), the price of the vaccine is priced at the company between 25 and 37 US dollars or the equivalent of Rp. 354,125 to Rp. 524,105 per dose.
Previously, based on temporary data from the final stage of clinical trials, the corona vaccine made by Moderna was claimed to have an effectiveness of up to 94.5 percent. This corona vaccine relies on injecting pieces of the virus’s genetic material, mRNA into human cells. The corona vaccine from Moderna is given in two doses, an interval of four weeks.
2. Corona vaccine from Sinovac
Reported by Reuters, October 16, 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) East Jiaxing City said two doses of the CoronaVac vaccine candidate are estimated to cost 200 yuan or the equivalent of IDR 421,408.75 per dose. Meanwhile, vaccination in high-risk groups has started.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been given the experimental vaccine in its final stages of trials, as part of the emergency inuculation program in July 2020. The CoronaVac vaccine is said to trigger a rapid immune response, but produces lower levels of antibodies than people who have recovered from Covid-19 infection.
However, Chinese authorities have not officially released details on the price of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech. Meanwhile, Bio Farma Indonesia has reached an agreement to buy at least 40 million doses from Sinovac, at a cost of around IDR 200,000 per dose.
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3. Corona vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech
Pfizer Inc, in collaboration with German biotechnology company BioNTech, has agreed to supply 100 million doses to the United States. The agreed price is US $ 39 or the equivalent of Rp. 552,435 for two injections. This means that per dose of Pfizer vaccine is valued at around US $ 19.50, or the equivalent of Rp. 276,217, with the option of supplying 500 million doses under the new provisions.
Reported by the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech developed a vaccine called BNT162b2, using m-RNA. Pfizer and BioNTech claim the vaccine candidate they are developing is 95 percent effective and has no serious side effects. Data shows the vaccine can prevent both mild and severe Covid-19.
This article has been published on Kompas.com with the title “These are the Price Range of 3 Covid-19 Vaccine Candidates Who Are in Phase 3 Trial”,
Author: Mela Arnani
Editor: Jihad Akbar