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Africa will pay more for Russian Covid vaccine than ‘western’ jabs – Financial Times

Pricing undermines Moscow’s claim that it is supplying poor countries with cheaper vaccines

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The African Union will pay three times more for Russia’s Sputnik V jab than it is paying for the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, according to people familiar with the procurement process.
The $9.75 price per dose for 300m shots of the Russian vaccine, developed by the state-run Gamaleya Institute, undermines Moscow’s argument that it is offering affordable jabs to countries priced out of deals with western pharmaceutical groups.
The deals struck by the AU, which is emerging as one of the…

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