Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Who will pay? And how much will the vaccine cost?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Who will pay? And how much will the vaccine cost?

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine rolls out nationwide, it’s a common question: Who will pay? As with many other health care cost questions, it might be complicated. Or, it might be really simple. It seems obvious that the initial round — front-line doctors and nurses, and long-term care facility residents — will be free to […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Here’s what distribution looks like on the front lines

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Here’s what distribution looks like on the front lines

One woman got vaccinated though she is technically on furlough. At a military hospital, things ran pretty smoothly — though there were some delays in defrosting. And in North Carolina, a mother, father and daughter all got vaccinated for coronavirus in the week of Dec. 20. We’ve been collecting stories of vaccinations from our friends […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Trial volunteers to be officially unblinded

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Trial volunteers to be officially unblinded

Many Covid vaccine trial volunteers may soon learn whether they received a placebo or the real thing. And those in the placebo groups may be offered the actual shot in the coming weeks. Participants from both the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials told ClearHealthCosts this week that study organizers told them they would have the […]