FDA Warns White House Recommendation to Get COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot At the Same Time May Increase Risk of a Stroke

After three years of the pandemic, looks like the “conspiracy theorists” and “anti-vaxxers” were right again.

Last week, a small official study reveals that receiving both the flu shot and Pfizer’s Covid bivalent booster at the same time may increase the risk of stroke.

On December 2022, FDA admitted that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine had been linked to blood clotting in older individuals based on the results of one of the largest studies of elderly persons aged 65 years and above.

On January 2023, CDC and FDA announced that it is going to investigate the link between Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 booster and ischemic strokes in people aged 65 and older.

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“Following the availability and use of the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines, CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), a near real-time surveillance system, met the statistical criteria to prompt additional investigation into whether there was a safety concern for ischemic stroke in people ages 65 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent,” CDC said in a statement.

“Rapid-response investigation of the signal in the VSD raised a question of whether people 65 and older who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent were more likely to have an ischemic stroke in the 21 days following vaccination compared with days 22-44 following vaccination,” CDC continued.

Big pharma Pfizer denied these allegations and claimed there is no evidence linking strokes with the use of their COVID-19 vaccines.

“Neither Pfizer and BioNTech nor the CDC or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have observed similar findings across numerous other monitoring systems in the U.S. and globally and there is no evidence to conclude that ischemic stroke is associated with the use of the companies’ COVID-19 vaccines,” Pfizer claimed, according to Reuters.

According to FDA, most of the patients who developed stroke had also gotten their flu shot on the same day, which could be a contributing factor, per Daily Mail.

It can be recalled that White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha urged the public again to receive both the COVID shot and flu shot, adding, “That’s why God gave you two arms.”

“…but it’s going to take all of us to make that happen. So please don’t wait. Get your COVID shot. Get your flu shot. That’s why God gave you two arms and one in each arm if you want. Go to vaccines.gov, and let’s do everything we all can to protect the American people,” Jha said.

However, data presented to the FDA last week from a study of seniors who had both the flu shot and Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster at the same time found that doing so may increase the risk of strokes.

Health officials continue to recommend taking both vaccines at once due to concerns that exposure to either virus could increase the “risk of a stroke.”

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

‘Sometimes signals are not clear. It makes sense to look into it more, and it doesn’t make sense to change practice given the known benefits (of getting the booster) in this age group.’

The possible link between the shots and strokes was found as part of an independent FDA review into Pfizer’s Covid vaccine.

The findings were presented today at a meeting of outside experts that advise the FDA on vaccine policy.

The FDA reviewers ran a small analysis that indicated seniors who received both the Pfizer omicron booster and a high-dose or adjuvanted flu vaccine on the same day may have a higher risk of stroke.

It comes as a key panel of advisors to the FDA recommended switching the entire vaccine series to bivalent booster doses.

Currently, a person receiving the original two-dose vaccine regimen will receive the original vaccine doses tailored to the Wuhan strain, but the bivalent shot as a booster.

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which is made up of outside experts that advise regulators, voted 21-0 to make the original regimen the bivalent shots too.

The FDA will now need to approve of this change, which it is likely to do in the coming days.

While it will only impact people who are still unvaccinated against the virus, the change could be a key step towards making the Covid vaccine an annual shot – like it is for the flu.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that a two-year-old girl from New Hampshire died suddenly one day after receiving one dose of the Moderna vaccine and FluLaval Quadrivalent vaccine, according to CDC’s VAERS WONDER System,

This data proves that the vaccine is not only dangerous to older people but also for young children.

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