Pfizer CEO says Covid vaccine will remain ‘free for all Americans,’ overlooking indirect costs

BOSTON — As Pfizer prepares to hike the price of its Covid-19 vaccines, the company’s CEO, Albert Bourla, maintained at a conference this week that the jabs will continue to be “free for all Americans” because insurers are required to pay the extra cost.

“Americans will see no difference,” said Bourla, speaking Wednesday at the STAT Summit. With no copay, the Pfizer vaccine, called Comirnaty, will “be free for them to get, regardless of the insurance they have.”

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