December 14th – Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, said that he had not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus vaccine developed by the company.
According to CNN on the 14th, Burla made it clear in his first interview after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine that he had not yet been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
Burla said that the company is establishing an ethics committee to assess who should be vaccinated. Burla agreed with the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the first vaccination should be given to medical staff and people who have long lived in nursing facilities.
In addition, Bulla said that Pfizer has ordered 50 million doses in 2020, most of which have been produced; about 1.3 billion doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine will be produced worldwide in 2021.
CNN reported on the 13th that Redfield, the director of the U.S. CDC, accepted the recommendation of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine can be used for people aged 16 and above.
CNN said that this means that the vaccine can be used in the United States.
On the 11th, the FDA of the United States approved the emergency use license for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.
Pfizer began to deliver vaccines on the 13th, and the first batch of vaccines are expected to start on the morning of the 14th local time.