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Boosters could be needed for ‘years to come’, says Pfizer official

London People are likely to need Covid-19 booster shots “for a number of years to come”, a Pfizer boss has said. Ben Osborn, country manager for the pharmaceutical firm in the UK, said that it was not yet clear whether future boosters would be needed annually or every six months. In an interview with the PA new agency to mark the anniversary of the first jab being given as part of a mass vaccination programme, Osborn said that the campaign in the UK had been an “incredible endeavour.” On the Omicron variant of the virus, Osborn said: “We’re all waiting for various data to come out, not just from Pfizer and BioNTech, but from governments and healthcare systems around the world. “I think what we’ve got already is the basic understanding and the molecular understanding of the virus, and the mutations that we’ve seen well-documented. (AGencies)

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