Pfizer's CEO believes New Yorkers will "likely" need a third COVID vaccine.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Albert Bourla said medical experts believe a third booster dose of the COVID vaccine will "likely" be needed within one year of being fully vaccinated.

Bourla's comments were taped on April 1 but only made public on Thursday. He added that it's possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus each year.

“A likely scenario is that there will be likely a need for a third dose, somewhere between six and 12 months and then from there, there will be an annual revaccination, but all of that needs to be confirmed. And again, the variants will play a key role," Bourla told CNBC. “It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus."

For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.

Researchers still don't know how long a person is protected from COVID-19 once you've been vaccinated. Pfizer officials say clinical trials show the Pfizer vaccine is effective against coronavirus up to at least six months later.

On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that over 50 percent of New York adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. One in every three New Yorkers over the age of 18 are now fully vaccinated, according to Cuomo.

Keep Reading:

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

Truck Nearly Drives Off Mountain Into River in Hudson Valley

A truck driver is lucky to be alive after a truck struck a wall and nearly drove off a mountain.

'New Beer Garden' Opens in Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley residents can enjoy the sunshine at a "new beer garden."