Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has cancelled his expected visit to Israel after it turned out he has not been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, N12 reported Friday.
According to the channel, Bourla, as well as omembers of the delegation that was meant to accompany him during his visit, have not received the second dose of the vaccine.
As a result, it was decided to delay the visit by several days, which also posed a logistic challenge because of the upcoming Israeli elections.
Bourla said in December that he has not yet received the vaccine yet because he does not want to “cut in line,” and would wait until his age group is next in line for getting vaccinated. As such, he has received the first dose, but not the second one yet.
Pfizer did not respond to The Jerusalem Post’s request for comment.
“We continue to be interested in visiting Israel and meeting with decision-makers,” a Pfizer spokesperson told N12. “The visit to Israel will probably be scheduled toward the end of spring.”
The Achrayut Leumit (national responsibility) movement on Wednesday sent a letter to Bourla, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and State Comptroller and Ombudsman Matanyahu Englman, urging the Pfizer CEO to postpone the visit until after the election.
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Source: Jerusalem Post