BREAKING NEWS: Pfizer CEO says a THIRD Covid vaccine dose will be needed as soon as six months after someone receives two shots – and then be vaccinated annually
- Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said it is ‘likely’ people will need a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine
- The potential booster shot will be given within 12 months of someone being fully vaccinated
- Bourla said it is possible that people will need to be immunized against the novel coronavirus annually
Pfizer Inc’s CEO says he believes people will likely need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Thursday, Albert Bourla said a potential booster shot would be administered six to 12 months of being fully vaccinated.
Bourla added that he thinks it is possible that people will need to be immunized against coronavirus annually.
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech began studying a third dose of their vaccine in late February.
The booster shot is aimed at protecting against future variants, which may be better at evading antibodies from vaccine than earlier strains of the virus.
About 144 volunteers will be given the third dose, mostly those who participated in the vaccine’s early-stage U.S. testing last year.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said it is ‘likely’ people will need a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.