Summarised by Centrist
An article by Youri Benadjaoud for ABC News reviews preliminary findings from an FDA-funded study. It suggests that seniors who received both a high-dose flu vaccine and a COVID booster during the same visit might face an increased risk of stroke. Experts caution that there is no immediate cause for alarm.
The study has not yet undergone peer review. Experts say that the increased stroke risk should be balanced against the known benefits of these vaccines for older individuals, including protection against severe COVID-19 illness.
Both the FDA and CDC maintain confidence in the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.