US to pay J&J $1 billion for 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

US to pay J&J $1 billion for 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson will develop and deliver 100 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine for the US, giving the country the option to order an additional 200 million doses. The United States government will pay Johnson & Johnson over $1 billion.

The latest contract is priced at roughly $10 per vaccine dose produced by J&J, or around $14.50 per dose.

The doses will be provided to Americans at no cost if they’re used in a Covid-19 vaccination campaign, although health-care professionals could charge for the cost of administering the vaccine, HHS said in a statement.

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