MOSCOW, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. Pfizer CEO Albert Burla canceled his visit to Israel after it was revealed that he was not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This was reported by The Jerusalem Post with reference to the local TV channel N12.
It is noted that Burla himself and the members of the delegation that was supposed to accompany him on the trip did not receive the second dose of the drug. As a result, they decided to postpone the visit for several days.
In December, as the newspaper recalled, Burla said that he would wait until his age group began to be vaccinated. According to him, he did not want to “get in line.”
A Pfizer spokesman noted that they remain interested in visiting Israel. The visit to the country can be postponed until the end of spring.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he was negotiating with the leadership of Pfizer on the construction of a vaccine production plant in the country.
Mass vaccination of the population against COVID-19 began in Israel on December 20, 2020. On January 10, the vaccinated began to receive the second dose.