|Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks during a ceremony in Thessaloniki, Greece, on October 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)|
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that while the “most likely scenario” is that the coronavirus will circulate for many years, he believes the current wave of infections will be the last to require restrictions.
Bourla gave an interview to the French medium BFM. TV to commemorate the announcement of an investment package by the pharmaceutical company in France. Bourla also touted the vaccines’ effectiveness and safety, saying he believed people would still need booster shots. “It’s important that people get Pfizer’s three-dose regimen. coronavirus vaccine and will likely require yearly booster shots, although the immunocompromised may need them every four months,” Bourla said.
“Children need to be vaccinated to protect them. Its effectiveness in children is very, very, very good. Bourla also said the company’s anti-COVID pill, Paxlovid, is “changing everything” as a new way to fight serious illnesses. Pfizer said in December that its Paxlovid pill had reduced hospitalizations and deaths by nearly 90 percent in vulnerable people.
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