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Pfizer CEO Says Fourth COVID Booster Shot Necessary



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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Sunday that people will need a fourth COVID booster to help manage the virus. A fourth dose is necessary to keep hospitalizations down. It can also help maintain mild symptoms for patients.

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Fourth COVID Booster Necessary, According to Pfizer CEO

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Bourla, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” is pushing for a fourth COVID booster on the population. He said that based on what Pfizer sees, a fourth COVID booster is necessary at the moment.

He also admitted that the third booster dose “is good enough, actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths.” 

However, Bourla said that the third dose is not that good against infections. Plus, the dose’s effectiveness doesn’t last very long.

He did clarify that Pfizer is submitting all the data they gathered from their studies to the Food and Drug Administration. The company will also wait for the opinion of experts “outside Pfizer.”

FDA Fully Approved Pfizer COVID Vaccine For Ages 16 and Up

Last August, the FDA gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 years old and above. This approval involved two doses given weeks apart.

In addition, the FDA also granted emergency approval for a third dose. Now, Bourla is telling the media that Pfizer plans to submit data for a fourth COVID booster shot. 

On CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bourla said that in an omicron-infested environment, there’s a need to boost the immune response.

In fact, countries like Israel, Chile, and Germany already started recommending a fourth COVID booster dose for high-risk groups. 

Confusion Over Third Dose

During Bourla’s appearance on “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Bourla about the chaos surrounding the third dose.

She asked if the Pfizer CEO expects to avoid the same snafu over boosters shots. He said that it will need coordination between the industry, the CDC, and FDA. 

However, Bourla insisted that Pfizer’s goal remains a vaccine effective against all variants of COVID for longer periods. He said that they are working to produce a vaccine that protects against all variants.

That vaccine should also protect against the virus for at least a year. He said that if they manage to achieve that goal, everybody can go back to live the way they used to. 

How Many Doses Do Healthy Adults Need?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of doses depends on many factors. Currently, anyone aged 12 and up who received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine must wait five months.

Only then can they get a third dose. Then, Americans aged 18 and up who got a two-dose Moderna vaccine can get the third dose after six months. Those who received a single Johnson & Johnson dose can get a booster shot after two months. 

Meanwhile, immunocompromised adults who already received three doses of vaccines can already get the fourth one.

However, it remains unclear if healthy teens and adults will need a booster shot, much less a fourth COVID booster dose. 

Watch the WTHR news video reporting that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says fourth shot may be necessary due to omicron:

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  • James Wood says:

    Soo how long after the 3rd. shot should ya get another ? forth .

  • Old Sleepy Joe says:

    So we have a pharmaceutical company CEO who is tasked to keep his quarterly numbers on an upward trend in an effort to keep the shareholders happy. What better way than to take advantage of a pandemic fear than to recommend a 4th Covid booster shot for every man woman and child on the planet? Covid numbers are down, the omicron variant appeared to immunize all those that caught it. But Pfizer needs to set sales records. Gotta love big pharma…..



  • Sam says:

    So none of the shots prevent the spread, or save your life. But now you need a fourth? Just imagine what they do after being in your body for a couple of the last 30 years the majority of vaccine injury/deaths have all been attributed to corona vaccines. And everyone, and everything, primarily ferrets were dead within 3 years, mostly from lung disease. Very interesting! I guess it’s a good way to make a lot of money, obtain a lot of power and kill off a lot of people.

  • Anonymous says:

    Its all so ridiculous and sick We have mad minipulators running our country They are all SCHEAMERS !! IOI

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