Elderly Who Got COVID And Flu Shots In Same Visit May Have Higher Stroke Risk, FDA-Funded Study Suggests | Eastern North Carolina Now

A Pfizer commercial promotes getting both shots at once.

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Mairead Elordi.

    Elderly people may have an increased risk of stroke caused by blood clots in the brains if they receive both the COVID booster and a flu shot in the same visit, a new study suggests.

    Older adults who received both shots in the same visit last year had a 20-35% increased stroke risk, according to the study, which was funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    The results showed about three strokes for every 100,000 doses given.

    The study suggested the increased stroke risk may be primarily driven by the flu shots rather than the COVID vaccines. Nevertheless, the results have sparked concerns.

    The study examined the Medicare claims of more than 5.3 million adults age 65 and older who received a bivalent Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine.

    Those age 65 or older who got a bivalent vaccine and a high-dose flu shot at the same time had an increased risk of blood clots in their brains. The high-dose flu shot is only approved for people 65 and older.

    Those 85 and older who got the Pfizer vaccine also had a higher risk of stroke caused by blood clots even without taking the flu shot at the same time, the study found.

    The study also found a very slight increase in stroke risk for those 65 and older who had only gotten a high-dose flu shot, about one to two strokes per 100,000 doses.

    The study is not yet peer-reviewed and is observational, meaning it can only show associations, not prove cause and effect. Some experts cautioned that the results are preliminary and could have another explanation such as elderly people being at higher risk for stroke already because of their age.

    The study was triggered by a January public communication from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and FDA stating that one of their vaccine safety monitoring studies had suggested a small risk of stroke for older adults who received a Pfizer COVID shot and a high-dose flu shot on the same day.

    "The review conducted in this preprint paper is part of our ongoing safety surveillance efforts, which utilize a variety of data sources," the Food and Drug Administration told ABC, adding that the agency remains confident in the COVID vaccine.

    Pfizer recently released a commercial promoting getting the COVID vaccine and the flu shot at the same time, or "two things at once."


    The ad spot features Travis Kelce, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, who shows the camera two Band-Aids on his arm for the two shots.

    "Travis, did you know you can get this season's COVID-19 shot when you get your flu shot?" a woman asks the NFL player in the ad.

    "Huh, two things at once," Kelce responds. The ad then shows Kelce performing a series of two activities at once such as grilling while mowing the lawn and riding a hot air balloon while speaking on the radio.

    The Kansas City Chiefs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Considering the irrefutable fact that the Left /the Democratic Socialists, beginning in March of 2020, employed the repetitive use of the Covid Pandemic as a political cudgel to wrest a presidential election, where their candidate rarely left his basement, from a frightened and beaten down citizenry of this Representative Republic: What does your knowledge NOW, in hindsight, aid in your understanding of the motives of the Authoritarian Left?
  The "Left" cares about all Democratics, so it was imperative that we do whatever it took to elect a lifelong politician to become that Democratic Socialist to forever change US.
  Pandemics are serious business, where our leaders must use wisdom and practicable efforts of all that serve to protect the public from not only the pandemic, but these ignoble usurpers of the Left.
  I lost almost everything in the Covid Pandemic, and I want justice; a justice where only the truth prevails, and the rampant fraud that is now legend is remedied.
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( November 14th, 2023 @ 12:13 pm )
Samantha: You are right, if for no other reason, to force more circumspection among we, the clientele of a monopolistic health care system, who deserved better in the face of a real or contrived pandemic, depending on perspective.
( November 14th, 2023 @ 10:50 am )
Read the ingredients before putting any shots into your body. Read the ingredients with food, drinks and medications or supplements. The information is out there in all sorts of ways, turn the "tv doctors" off and draw your own conclusions.

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