Exclusive: EU seeks Moderna COVID vaccine deal at below $25 per dose - source

FILE PHOTO: Moderna's logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to reach a deal with Moderna MRNA.O for the supply of millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate for a price below $25 (18.9 pounds) per dose, an EU official involved in the talks said.

Moderna said on Monday its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19, based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial. The EU has been in talks with Moderna for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine at least since July, an internal EU document seen by Reuters shows.

Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Alex Richardson