Pfizer CEO hopes COVID vaccines become annual doses like flu shots
(Gray News) - The COVID-19 vaccine could eventually become a yearly shot like the flu vaccine – at least, that is the hope of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
In an interview with an Israeli news outlet published Jan. 22, Bourla said he wants people to receive an annual COVID-19 vaccine instead of getting a booster every several months.
Bourla said it would be easier to convince people to get vaccinated that way.
“Once a year, it is easier to convince people to do it. It is easier for people to remember. From a public health situation, it is an ideal solution,” he told The Times of Israel.
Right now, Pfizer is looking to create a vaccine that protects against omicron and other variants.
Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are effective against omicron, at least among people who received booster shots.
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