Misleading headlines inaccurately suggest a link between COVID-19 booster and stroke

The CDC investigated a potential link between the Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster and increased stroke risk in older adults. The investigation found no increased stroke risk. Several news headlines noted the potential link but not the result of the investigation. As a result, vaccine opponents are falsely claiming that the CDC found a link.

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The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) was formed in 2020 to coordinate and amplify public health messaging on COVID-19 and increase Americans’ confidence in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials.

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