High private Covid vaccine costs worsen health inequalities, experts warn

The Guardian March 28, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: Experts and patient groups warn that high private Covid vaccination costs could worsen health inequalities. Boots charges nearly £100 for Pfizer/BioNTech jabs, while Pharmadoctor pharmacies price them at £75-£85. Novavax jabs cost £45-£55. Concerns arise over affordability for vulnerable groups. NHS offers free jabs to limited demographics. Critics fear exclusion of high-risk groups from free jabs. Experts stress importance of equitable access to vaccines for public health.

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