(DailyWire) Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID despite receiving four doses of his company’s vaccine.
Bourla shared the news in a Twitter post on Monday morning and in a statement on Pfizer’s website.
“I would like to let you know that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am thankful to have received four doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and I am feeling well while experiencing very mild symptoms,” Bourla tweeted. “I am isolating and have started a course of Paxlovid.”
I would like to let you know that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am thankful to have received four doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and I am feeling well while experiencing very mild symptoms. I am isolating and have started a course of Paxlovid.
— Albert Bourla (@AlbertBourla) August 15, 2022
Despite Bourla’s positive test, the Pfizer leader claimed he looked forward to a quick recovery.
“We have come so far in our efforts to battle this disease that I am confident I will have a speedy recovery,” he shared in another post. “I am incredibly grateful for the tireless efforts of my Pfizer colleagues who worked to make vaccines and treatments available for me and people around the world.”
Pfizer’s vaccine was the first approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the U.S. in December 2020. It has since been approved for Americans 16 years of age and older, as well as for children as young as six months.
Pfizer’s longer statement announcing Bourla’s positive case included additional details regarding Paxlovid. The FDA granted emergency authorization in December to treat mild to moderate COVID for adults and children 12 and up who meet certain conditions.
President Joe Biden also used Paxlovid when he tested positive for COVID in July. He was also vaccinated and had received two booster shots.