The Government confirms that it will pay 15.5 euros per dose of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

The Council of Ministers has approved the purchase of 20.8 million more doses of this antigen, for which it will pay 322.4 million euros.

Health personnel prepare the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

Spain will pay 15.5 euros for each dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. This was confirmed this Tuesday by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, at the press conference after the Council of Ministers.

“The Council of Ministers has approved a new purchase of 20.8 million doses of the antigen from Pfizer and BioNTech,” explained Montero. “The cost of this new batch is approximately 15.5 euros per dose,” he added. A) Yes, Spain will pay a total of 322.4 million euros for this new remittance.

This amount is above which was already known and that a member of the Belgian Government published by mistake last December. In the list, the price per dose of the Covid-19 vaccine agreed between the European Commission and Pfizer was 12 euros.

New deal

This new batch of doses corresponds to a new agreement reached by the European Commission with Pfizer and BioNTech to acquire 200 million more doses of its vaccine -with the option of expanding an additional 100 million-, of which Spain will receive 10.57%, about 20.8 million.

As specified by the minister spokesperson, the delivery of these vaccines will begin in April and the companies are expected to send 7.8 million doses in the second and also in the third quarter. The remaining 5.2 million will be received in the last quarter of the year.

This new agreement is in addition to the one that was already reached with the pharmaceutical companies in November and by which Spain secured 30 million doses. In this way, our country will receive some 52 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech “With which 26 million people will be immunized,” said Montero. It should be remembered that this antigen requires two doses.