J&J CEO says folks could get annual pictures for the following a number of years


Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky celebrates the 75th anniversary of his company’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, 2019.

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People may need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 annually for the next several years, just like they would with seasonal flu shots, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told CNBC on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately as [the virus] Spreads can also mutate, “he told CNBC’s Meg Tirrell during a Healthy Returns Spotlight event.” Every time it mutates, it’s almost like another click on the dial, so to speak, where we can see another variant, another mutation that can affect its ability to fight off antibodies or not just a therapeutic agent, but also react differently to a vaccine. “

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