Requirement: “The average hospital stay for a COVID-19 case costs around $ 17,064. The vaccine is free. – United States Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
PolitiFact Rating: Mostly True. It is difficult to determine an average cost for a hospital stay for COVID-19. Many individual factors can cause estimates to vary considerably. But Jayapal’s figure is consistent with several credible estimates, and at its biggest point, the vaccine is much cheaper.