Pfizer CEO Says People Will Need Fourth COVID Vaccine Shot

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer believes that the Omicron variant could make it necessary to administer a fourth COVID shot earlier than initially thought.

Bourla spoke out in an interview for CNBC.

“When we see real-world data, will determine if the omicron is well covered by the third dose and for how long,” he said. “And the second point, I think we will need a fourth dose.”

The Pfizer CEO had previously predicted the fourth shot wouldn’t be needed until a full year after the third. Omicron, the mild variant of Omicron, has changed the calculus.

“With omicron, we need to wait and see because we have very little information. We may need it faster,” he warned.

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Pfizer – Get Ready For Your Fourth COVID Vaccine Shot

Bourla’s comments follow a Pfizer study which indicates two of their vaccine shots won’t stop people from getting infected with the omicron variant.

According to this study, boosters should prevent serious infections.

The study indicates that “two doses of BNT162b2 may not be sufficient to protect against infection with the Omicron variant.”

The news about yet another booster shot likely won’t do much to help what has been dubbed the “vaccine-hesitant” population. ‘Shots one and two don’t work, but three and four will definitely do the trick,’ isn’t likely to increase confidence.

Will they be saying next year, with the next variant, that three and four didn’t work, but five and six will definitely do the trick?

For now, Bourla says, “A third dose will give very good protection I believe.”

The same Pfizer study indicates their third shot provides a “more robust” antibody response to Omicron.

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This definition of fully vaccinated is subject to change

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday warned that the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ is most certainly going to change at some point.

“It’s going to be a matter of when, not if,” he told CNN.

Fauci added that the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ isn’t “changing tomorrow or next week,” but he believes it’s “going to be considered literally on a daily basis.”

If Pfizer is warning that the third shot is necessary to provide adequate protection against omicron and the fourth is on the horizon, it’s difficult to imagine the new definition will be anything but a requirement of three or four shots.

At the moment, however.

Rand Paul (R.KY), suggested Americans ignore Dr. Fauci’s advice and go about living their normal lives.

“Virtually none of the edicts or the promulgations that come from Fauci’s mouth are based in science at all,” Paul said.

“Let’s not live in fear because Dr. Fauci is promulgating things that are unscientific just to scare you,” he added. “If you’ve been vaccinated or if you’ve had the disease, live your life and ignore this man and let’s hope he can be gone as soon as possible.”

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said, “The disease [omicron variant] is mild.”

Officials at the CDC report that there have been no reported deaths due to omicron and one admission.


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