An image has gone viral on social media in which it is being claimed that Pfizer CEO has not been fully vaccinated and therefore, he had to cancel his planned trip to Israel.
The text embedded on the image reads, “The CEO of Pfizer had to cancel a planned trip to Israel because he was not fully vaccinated. Let me repeat: because he was not vaccinated”
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The post has gone viral on Facebook.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be MISLEADING.
While searching the web regarding Pfizer CEO’s vaccination, we came across a tweet by the CEO Albert Bourla dated March 11, 2021, in which it was stated that he had received his second dose of the vaccine.
“Excited to receive my 2nd dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech #COVID19 vaccine. There’s nothing I want more than for my loved ones and people around the world to have the same opportunity. Although the journey is far from over, we are working tirelessly to beat the virus,” he tweeted.
Excited to receive my 2nd dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech #COVID19 vaccine. There’s nothing I want more than for my loved ones and people around the world to have the same opportunity. Although the journey is far from over, we are working tirelessly to beat the virus. pic.twitter.com/ES05WPBLJA
— AlbertBourla (@AlbertBourla) March 10, 2021
Thus, it is evident that he had taken his second dose on March 11 itself and is fully vaccinated.
In the viral image, one can see “Jpost.com” written at the bottom. Taking a cue from this, we found the same article published on March 7, 2021. This article was written before Albert Bourla took his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Thus, it is evident from the above information that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had received his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in March itself and an old article is being shared as recent. Therefore, the viral claim is MISLEADING.
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