In an ideal world, the price of a vial of vaccine would be consistent across the globe.
But at this stage of the vaccine rollout, it’s difficult to find out basic facts – like, how much a vial costs. Companies are keeping exact prices a secret.
To bring more transparency, UNICEF has compiled a chart of how much countries and nonprofit groups are paying for doses, drawing from local news reports, reporting by Reuters and documents obtained from various sources.
There’s a significant range in price because some vaccines are more expensive to produce than others.
But even for the very same vaccine – the AstraZeneca vaccine touted as one of the most affordable in the world – there are notable differences.
Tracking America’s vaccine rollout
Bloomberg has been tracking America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, stating that an average of 1.7 million doses are being recorded every day. As of March 1st, the number of doses was in the region of 2.4 million. So far, 75 million doses have been administered across the country, 22.7 for every 100 people.
Demographics affect healthcare outcomes
Demographic shifts and societal changes are intensifying pressures on health systems and demanding new directions in the delivery of healthcare. We are getting older. Ageing populations in both emerging and developed nations are driving up the demand for healthcare. According to the United Nations, the world’s population is expected to increase by one billion people […]