USPS will pay for every ounce of vaccine that falls to the bottom of the mail, a move that could save the government $1.2 billion over the next three years.
The agency said Thursday it will charge customers an hourly rate for each one-liter drop.
The rate will range from $0.06 per one-gram package to $1 per ounce, depending on the size of the package.
The price will rise each year, starting at $1 for the first package and rising to $2 per ounce in 2021 and $4 per ounce by 2031.
The USPS said it expects that by 2023, its rate will be at $0 the price of one liter of COID-19-contaminated mail.
The Postal Service will be charging for mail that includes all or parts of the vaccine.
More to come.