DISINFO: Vaccines in Europe cost 1,500-2,000 euros per dose
  • Outlet: radiosputnik.ria.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: May 24, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 245
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, EU, Europe
Russian superiority vaccination coronavirus Europe

DISINFO: Vaccines in Europe cost 1,500-2,000 euros per dose


In Europe, one shot of COVID-19 vaccine costs between 1,500 and 2,000 euros, whereas all vaccines in Moscow are free.


The claim advances a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative regarding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination and the well-known narrative of general bad conditions of life in the EU.

Coronavirus vaccines are free across Europe. The EU Member States' national health schemes offers the vaccines to citizens. See here for further debunking by The Insider (in Russian).


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