CDC identifies potential “safety concern” for some people receiving COVID vaccines

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The Centers for Disease Control says it has identified a “signal of safety” for the preliminary COVID-19 vaccine and is investigating whether the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccine increases the risk of ischemic stroke in people 65 and older.

In a statement, the CDC says that no early signal has been detected with the Bivalent Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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A syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at the vaccination clinic at Keystone First Wellness Center on December 15, 2021 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

“Following the availability and use of updated COVID-19 (bivalent) vaccines, CDC’s Vaccine Safety Data (VSD) real-time surveillance system met the statistical criteria to initiate an investigation. to determine whether there is a safety concern related to ischemic stroke in people 65 years of age and older who received the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

“The Rapid Signaling Response Study in VSD questioned whether people over 65 years of age who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were more likely to have an ischemic stroke within 21 days of 22-44 days after bivalent vaccination. after vaccination,” the CDC said in a statement Friday.

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