Pfizer boss warns that third vaccine dose might be required

Lawrence Kim
April 16, 2021

Earlier this month, Pfizer and partner BioNTech said their vaccine was around 91 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19, citing updated trial data that included more than 12,000 people fully inoculated for at least six months.

But researchers say more data is needed to determine whether protection lasts after six months.

The head of the US-based company defended the cost of the jabs, which he said are saving lives and can help countries emerge from the pandemic.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov explained earlier this week that the vaccine's price was rising as sales were being negotiated, costing as much as 19.50 euros ($23), up from 12 euros.

Bourla did not confirm the price of the Pfizer vaccine but admitted that it was sold at a higher price to developed countries like those in the European Union or the United States.

Muscat: People after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine will probably need a third booster dose 12 months later, an official from the Ministry of Health said.

Albert Bourla, Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer pharmaceutical, warned that a third vaccine dose might be necessary in comments published on Thursday.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said he is confident that life in Europe will return to normal in the fall.

"At this point, things are looking pretty good for everyone in Canada being offered their first dose of vaccine I think sometime in the summer, about June, June-ish or so", Njoo said.

In addition to following public health measures, Njoo urged all Canadians to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is their turn in order to " make this all work". By the middle of April, around 120 million people in the US had received at least one dose, according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ms Walensky said some of these infections have occurred because the vaccinated person did not mount a strong immune response. "Because the pool of people is what defines how many replications the virus will do and defines... how many variants will appear".

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