Vaccine Affordability

Data from UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, shows that the average cost per COVID-19 vaccine dose ranges between US$ 2 – $ 40. Combining the average price of US$15.8 per dose with the estimated average distribution cost of US$ 3.70 per person for a two-shot course of vaccinations procured through the COVAX programme, generates a total cost of US$ 35 to fully vaccinate a person. This represents a significant financial burden for low-income countries, where the average annual per capita health expenditure amounts to US$ 41.