UNICEF and Moderna Announce Long Term Agreement to Supply Vaccine on Behalf of the COVAX Facility
Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, and UNICEF today announced that they have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of COVID-19 vaccine on behalf of the COVAX Facility as part of the agreement announced in May 2021.
Through this long-term agreement, UNICEF and its procurement partners including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will have access to up to 34 million doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna to be delivered in the fourth quarter 2021 and up to 466 million doses in 2022. All doses are offered at Moderna’s lowest tiered price, in line with the Company’s global access commitments.
“We are proud and humbled to be able to supply our vaccine through this long-term agreement with UNICEF in support of efforts to end this pandemic,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna. “We share in the mission of the COVAX Facility to ensure global access to vaccines including in low- and middle-income countries around the world.”
On April 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.