Acceptability and willingness to pay for a hypothetical vaccine against SARS CoV-2 by the Brazilian consumer: a cross-sectional study and the implications

Isabella Piassi Dias-Godói*, Túlio Tadeu Rocha Sarmento, Edna Afonso Reis, Ludmila Peres Gargano, Brian Godman, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Augusto Afonso Guerra Júnior, Cristina Mariano Ruas

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Abstract

Introduction: The new coronavirus pandemic has appreciably impacted morbidity and mortality, as well as having an economic impact worldwide. New vaccines are a potential way forward to reduce transmission rates and subsequent infection. In Brazil, vaccines are being distributed via the public sector; however, in the future, they will be available in the private market. Information about consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for a hypothetical vaccine against SARS CoV-2 can help future price setting discussions. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with consumers in the five regions of Brazil regarding the WTP for a hypothetical vaccine against SARS CoV-2 with a 50% efficacy. Results: A total of 1402 individuals over 18 years of age who declared not having COVID-19 at the time of the survey were interviewed. The acceptability for this hypothetical vaccine was 80.7%. In addition, the amount of WTP by Brazilian consumers for a hypothetical SARS CoV-2 vaccine was estimated at US$ 22.18(120.00 BRL). Conclusion: This study can contribute to decision-making to inform potential pricing for a hypothetical SARS CoV-2 vaccine.

Original languageEnglish
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • SARS cov-2
  • brazil
  • contingent valuation
  • covid-19
  • vaccine
  • willingness to pay

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