Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Sunday that he believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decision to move first with booster vaccines for older Americans, at-risk populations and workers first-line was “very good.”
The context: The boosters in the United States will be available six months after the second dose, for those 65 and older, residents of nursing homes, people with underlying medical conditions and those in jobs at high risk of infection, the CDC said. this week.
- By the end of this month, the company will have produced 2 billion doses of the vaccine, of which 500 million will go to low- and middle-income countries.
- Pfizer will make another 1 billion doses by the end of the year, the official said.
What do they say? “It is not that we should decide to give boosters or give primary doses. I think the answer should be to give both doses, ”added the Pfizer director when asked which groups were a priority.
- Pfizer will submit the vaccine eligibility data for children to be submitted to the FDA for approval very soon. “It is a matter of days, not weeks,” he said.
- “We want to be able to vaccinate all these wonderful people in order to put an end to this pandemic,” Bourla said in an interview with ABC.
Main source of the news: The Hill