The statement comes amid complaints of a breach of confidentiality from drugmakers developing the vaccine after Belgian secretary of state for budget Eva De Bleeker tweeted a list of the country’s number of vaccines and the price they were paying per dose.
The tweet was later deleted, though several parties, including the drug developers themselves, were able to catch wind of De Bleeker’s blunder.
According to the published price list, the Belgian government paid €12, or US$14.7 per dose to purchase just over five million shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Prices subsequently ranged from the cheapest of €1.78 for AstraZeneca’s vaccine to Moderna’s which is the most expensive and priced at US$18.
Courtesy: Global News