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Simultaneous Flu Shot & Pfizer COVID-19 Booster May Increase Stroke Risk, Says FDA


According to the FDA, taking the Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster and influenza shot on the same day may raise the risk of stroke.

The agency reportedly found the link while reviewing vaccine injury databases after the CDC identified a possible ‘safety concern‘ about the Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster.

They said that individuals over 65 years old who received the Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster may be more likely to suffer from an ischemic stroke within the first 21 days of receiving the injection.

Daily Mail reported:

The FDA is launching a bigger study to examine potential safety problems arising from vaccinating against Covid and flu simultaneously.

The findings will help the agency decide whether to continue with its recommendation to get both vaccines at the same time next winter.

For now health officials are still recommending people get both shots at once because getting infected with flu or Covid also raises the risk of strokes.

Dr Walid Gellad, professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh who was not involved in the analysis, said the issue required further investigation.

Joe Biden’s COVID Czar Dr. Ashish Jha previously pushed for annual COVID-19 and flu shots.

“I really believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot!” Jha said.

(VIDEO) Biden’s COVID Czar Believes God Gave Us Two Arms For COVID-19 and Flu Shots

After pushing simultaneous COVID-19 and flu shots, the U.S. federal government now warns the American public about the potential risk of stroke.

Stroke safety signals were brought up by one of the participants in the FDA Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting earlier this week.

However, it appears time constraints prevented the question from being discussed by the panel.


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In addition, reports indicate millennials are suffering higher rates of strokes.

From Big Think:

Now ranging in age from 27 to 42, Millennials are suffering strokes at higher rates than their forebears did at the same age, reversing a 40-year decline in stroke deaths. Between 2003 and 2012, there was a 32% spike in strokes among 18- to 34-year-old women and a 15% increase for men in the same age range, according to CDC researchers. When Scientific American further parsed the data, they found that the hike was mostly centered in the West and Midwest, where stroke rates among young people rose 70% and 34%, respectively, with particularly sharp increases in urban areas. Now, about one in ten people who has a stroke in the U.S. is under the age of 45.

Younger stroke victims

There are many potential explanations for this disconcerting trend. Rising stress, falling physical activity levels, and fewer doctor visits among Millennials could all play a role. One narrative rises to the forefront, however. As cigarette use in the U.S. declined from an alarming high of around 45% in the 1950s to just 12.5% in 2020, all Americans collectively reaped the benefit of less smoke in public places, which manifested in reduced rates of lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. But since the 1970s, the public health benefits from reduced smoking are being eroded by rising obesity and its related health complications.


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