Under the EU deal, 27 European countries could buy million doses, and have an option to purchase another million. The official requested anonymity as the terms of the agreement are confidential. But it has an option to buy a further million under terms to be negotiated separately, and the price it will pay is unclear.
BioNTech signalled this week that order size would impact the per-dose price in the developed world and said it would differentiate pricing between countries or regions for its potential vaccine.
Pfizer and BioNTech declined to comment on the pricing. A spokesman for the EU Commission, which negotiates vaccine agreements on behalf of EU states, also declined to comment.
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Asked about liability clauses in the Pfizer contract, which have been a bone of contention between EU negotiators and drugmakers, the Bitcoin pris official said conditions were different from those the EU agreed with other companies, and also different from those Pfizer had with the U. Bad side-effects after a vaccine is approved are rare but are considered more likely in this emergency because of the unprecedented speed with which vaccines are being developed.