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Independent: Pfizer CEO reveals vaccinated individuals will ‘likely’ need a booster shot in 12 months

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Covid19 as a “gift that keeps on giving” for big pharma? Forgive our deep cynicism at the Pfizer CEO selling you a product and then saying you’ll need to keep buying it in perpetuity. We should all take a closer look at pharmaceutical companies practice and business models

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said that vaccinated individuals will “likely” need a booster shot of the vaccine within 12 months of receiving the second dose.

His comments on the subject, which were released on Thursday, were previously recorded on 1 April.

“A likely scenario is there will be likely a need for a third dose somewhere between six and 12 months and then from there, there would be an annual revaccination,” he said.

This annual vaccination could look similar to the flu vaccine people receive each year.

“There are vaccines that are like polio that one dose is enough … and there are vaccines like the flu that you need every year,” Mr Bourla said. “The Covid virus looks more like the influenza virus than the polio virus.”

Pfizer CEO reveals vaccinated individuals will ‘likely’ need a booster shot in 12 months

White House’s chief science officer, told lawmakers during a hearing on Thursday that Americans “should expect” to receive a booster shot in the future.