African countries will pay between $3 and $10 (or somewhere up to about N$150) per vaccine dose to access 270 million COVID-19 shots secured this month by the African Union, according to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank and provided to Reuters. Although the prices are heavily discounted compared to what wealthier nations are paying and according to Africa CDC head John Nkengasong, are comparable to those available through COVAX, some experts worry about countries already struggling to manage the economic fallout of the pandemic having to borrow more money to protect their people.