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Pfizer CEO postponed Israel visit because he isn’t fully vaccinated — report

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A visit by the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer next week was postponed due to the fact that Albert Bourla and his delegation are not yet fully immunized against COVID-19, an Israeli television report said Thursday.

Bourla and some of his team members have had their first shot but have not yet been given the second dose of the company’s vaccine, while others have gotten both doses but have not completed the minimum seven-day wait afterward to ensure higher protection from the virus, Channel 12 News reported.

The 59-year-old Bourla had previously said he would not cut in line to get the vaccine, despite being head of the company making the drug.

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Pfizer confirmed Thursday that the planned visit had been postponed, but when pressed to confirm the reason for the cancellation, it declined to comment.

“We continue to be interested in visiting Israel and meeting with decision-makers, health officials and professionals that are taking part in the successful vaccine drive in Israel,” a spokesperson for Pfizer told Channel 12. People line up to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a coronavirus vaccination center set up at a gymnasium in Petah Tikva, Feb. 1, 2021 (AP Photo/Oded........

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