Covid-19: a vaccine no doubt necessary every year, launches the CEO of Pfizer – LINFO.re

Pfize boss Albert Bourla predicted the need for people to do an annual coronavirus vaccination booster.

Annual revaccination

In an interview with Insider Wednesday 25 August, the CEO of Pfizer Albert Bourla indicated that a vaccination regular will be necessary because of the risk of the appearance of new variants, but especially of the decrease in vaccine protection over time.
The most likely scenario is that we will need an annual revaccination, as is the case with the flu shot.“, did he declare.

Developed jointly with German biotechnology company BioNTech, the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine could become one of the best-selling drugs in the pharmaceutical industry in 2021. This year, the Pfizer vaccine will generate around € 28.5 billion.

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Submit data to the FDA

For its booster injection, the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer began on Wednesday August 25 to submit data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the American Medicines Agency).

In early August, U.S. health officials said they were planning a proposal for recalls of the vaccination in September. But the FDA must first review and approve each company’s claims.

The pandemic could still spread

As reported by Hilary Brueck, health correspondent atInsider, many experts believe that the pandemic could extend until 2023. Beyond that, virologists believe that the virus becomes endemic, that is, it will always be present, but less threatening.

Faced with the recall project, some virologists and experts in vaccines indicated that additional injections are, at this stage, unnecessary. In addition, advocates for global health have criticized this project in view of the lack of access to the first doses of the drug. vaccine for many low- and middle-income countries.

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