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The CEO of Pfizer is not vaccinated for COVID-19.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021.A Facebook user named Tru York posted a video in the last week of March 2021 claiming that the CEO and chairman of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Albert Bourla, refused to take the vaccine created by his company. The post has over 3,100 shares and 1,500 reactions. The video features a clip from Bourla's interview with CNBC in December 2020, in which he said that he would take the vaccine soon and that he did not want to be an example for "cutting the line" for early access. Bourla described himself as 59 years of age, in good health, and not working on the front line: not a prioritized individual for a COVID-19 vaccine dose. He never refused to get vaccinated.

On March 10, 2021, Bourla tweeted a photo of him getting the vaccine. The caption indicated that he received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. He added that the journey was far from over as they work tirelessly to beat the virus.

Bourla told 'Axios on HBO' that he felt "liberated" after receiving the Pfizer vaccine's first dose. He added, "If it was the case, can I get a vaccine now - any vaccine now - or a vaccine that I prefer two months later, I would go with whatever I can get now."

The vaccine developed by Pfizer in partnership with Germany-based BioNTech was approved for emergency use in the U.S. to prevent COVID-19. The FDA authorized the vaccine on December 11, 2020, for people aged 16 and older.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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