Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has not taken the company's Covid-19 vaccine yet, he told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Monday morning.
"No I haven't taken it yet and we are having an ethical committee dealing with the question of who is getting it," Bourla said in his first interview since his company's coronavirus vaccine was authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use.
Bourla gave a nod to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that the first vaccine doses should go to health care workers and long-term care facility residents.
"There are very strict allocation rules," he said. "We are very sensitive to not cut the queue."
1.3 billion doses next year: Bourla said there will be around 1.3 billion doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine manufactured globally next year.
"This year we will have around 50 million doses available, most of them have already been manufactured," Bourla told Gupta on Monday.
"Next year we will do 1.3 billion doses," Bourla said. "We are working very diligently to increase this number."