"For example, a one-year supply of Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering agent, costs about $1,6oo; a one-year supply of influenza vaccine costs about $8.oo. It is, therefore, not surprising that annual sales for Lipitor are greater than the entire worldwide revenues for all vaccines."
"For the four companies that still make vaccines, gross annual revenues from vaccines are less than 10 percent of total revenues; internationally vaccines account for about 1.5 percent of total revenues. Pharmaceutical companies are businesses, not public health agencies; they could stop making vaccines tomorrow without much of an impact on their bottom line"
Dr. Paul A. Offit M.D.. The Cutter Incident: How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis (Kindle Locations 2215-2216). Kindle Edition.
The reference Dr Offit used:
Vaccine revenues: Interview with Kevin Connelly, Merck Vaccine Division, February 2003.
I just think it's silly when people try to argue that pharmaceutical companies are hiding evidence about vaccine dangers and purposefully harming children for money when vaccines are really just a drop in the bucket for them.