New data from one CDC database shows a weaker signal than the agency had flagged earlier in January, but health officials are still looking into the matter.
FDA Finds No Link Between COVID-19 Shots and Strokes in Safety Monitoring Databases
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have not detected a link between the shots and strokes in two other safety monitoring databases. The new data was presented at a meeting of outside experts who advise the FDA on vaccine policy.
CDC, FDA Recommend Older Adults Still Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots
Despite the ongoing investigation, the CDC and FDA still recommend that older adults receive the booster shots, which are now tailored to target Omicron variants and the original coronavirus. Dr. Walid Gellad, professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, said the issue requires further investigation.