The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, has disclosed why he hasn’t taken the COVID-19 vaccine yet.
The first set of people in the United States have started receiving the vaccine following the recent Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the drug emergency use.
A critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Sandra Lindsay was administered the vaccine on camera as she became the first person to receive the shot in the United States.
According to Bourla, he hasn’t received the shot because he does not want to be viewed as jumping the line.
However, he hasn’t ruled out getting the vaccine soon if it would improve the confidence people have in the vaccine.
While talking to CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Bourla said: “I haven’t taken it yet and we are having an ethical committee dealing with the question of who is getting it.
“Given that there are very strict allocation rules that the CDC has voted [on], we are very sensitive not to cut the queue and get vaccinated before.
“People will believe much more [in the safety of the vaccine] if the CEO gets vaccinated.”