In order to have greater protection against COVID-19 and its variants, the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourlanoted during an interview last Sunday that people will need a fourth dose of the vaccine.
“A fourth (dose) booster is needed right now. The protection you get from the third (vaccine) is good enough, actually pretty good for hospitalizations and deaths, it’s not as good against infections, but it doesn’t last very long.”Bourla said during the broadcast of CBS’s Face the Nation.
He also noted that “we are presenting that data to the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and then we will see what the experts outside of Pfizer also say”.
Previously, bourla had already anticipated that a fourth dose would be essential amid the spread of COVID-19.
“I think we’re going to present the FDA with significant progress data on the need for a fourth dose, and they have to draw their own conclusions, of course, and then the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), too.” ”commented the executive to the CNBC network last Friday the 11th.
However, according to CDCsome people with moderate or severe immunosuppression who have received three doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines may already receive a fourth dose of the antidote.
On the other hand, children ages 5 to 11 can only be vaccinated with two pediatric doses of Pfizer’s serum, but are not yet eligible for a booster. Currently, the pharmaceutical company is in the process of evaluating a third dose in this age group.
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