FDA Stroke Risk Study Suggests No Need To Change COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Strategy
But new study finds increased risk of non-hemorrhagic stroke in those receiving high-dose adjuvanted flu vaccines, and another study detects new signal for seizures/convulsions among younger children who received COVID vaccine. Authors say findings warrant more investigations.
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US vaccine surveillance systems were triggered, but so far further investigation clears the bivalent COVID vaccine of any new safety concern. CDC and FDA’s attempt to control the narrative appears to have backfired, however, making what looks to be a non-issue more controversial than it needed to be due to limited public communication.
The change to three vaccine emergency use authorizations was made quietly, most recently for the Novavax vaccine.