Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla stated during a recent interview conducted on Wednesday that he believes Americans are going to eventually need a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as worry over the new Omicron variant continues to rise.
Man, this guy must be truly excited about the prospect of endless booster shots for folks against this virus, as he’s banking an obscene amount of money off of this whole pandemic.
Bourla made his comments during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program with Meg Tirrell and Becky Quick.
“Albert, Israel’s already working on fourth vaccination shots. What, what has it gotten them to that point where they think that that’s necessary and what are the results, the real world results, you’ve seen as, as a result of that?” Quick went on to ask the Pfizer CEO during the interview.
“I think we will need the fourth dose. I’ve said that multiple times. With the previous, I was projecting that that will be on 12 months after the third dose,” he answered.
“With Omicron, we need to wait and see because we have very little information. We may need it faster,” Bourla then added.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already recommending a third booster shot for all eligible Americans 18 years old and older.
The CDC recommends the current booster shot six months after full vaccination for a person who received the two Moderna or Pfizer shots. Those who received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine are recommended to receive a booster shot after two months.
As the CNBC report noted, Israel is already at work on a fourth booster shot.
“We don’t know when it will happen; I hope very much that it won’t be within six months, like this time, and that the third dose will last for longer,” Israeli Health Ministry Director General Nachman Ash commented during an interview with Radio 103FM, according to Bloomberg.
The information comes about as a growing number of Americans have concerns about new changes that are being made with requirements with COVID vaccines and vaccine mandates.