- As reported on Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson earlier this year, the RNA versions of Covid-19 "vaccines," Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna probably don't last as long as a year and may only last for about six months.
- Pharma execs say people likely need a third shot within the first year.
- Then, people would need a shot every year thereafter.
The following is an excerpt from WebMD:
People who've received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines will probably need a booster shot this year, top executives for those two pharmaceutical companies said this week.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who've gotten both doses would likely need a third shot within 12 months and might need an annual shot thereafter.
"There are vaccines ... like polio that one dose is enough, there are vaccines like pneumococcal vaccine that one dose is enough for adults, and there are vaccines like flu that you need every year," Bourla said on a CVS Health Live event, "Race to Vaccinate." "The COVID virus looks more like the influenzavirus than the polio virus."
A top Moderna executive said the United States is in a good position to move into booster shots because of its vaccine rollout, whereas many other nations are still getting first vaccinations.
"It is likely that the countries that have already achieved high vaccine coverage are going to be ready to shift their focus to boosters in 2022 and possibly even starting at the end of this year," Corinne M. Le Goff, PharmD, Moderna's chief commercial officer, said during a call with investors, Business Insider reported.
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel made similar comments to Business Insider this week.
"I hope this summer to get the vaccine authorized for a boost so that we can help people getting boosted before the fall, so that we all have a normal fall and not a fall and winter like we just saw in the last 6 months," he said.