Study is misrepresented to claim COVID-19 vaccines cause blood clots

A study of COVID-19 vaccine safety in older adults has been widely circulated and misrepresented by vaccine opponents. The study used FDA, Medicare, and Medicaid data for people ages 65 and up to flag early warning signals for increased risks of certain health conditions following COVID-19 vaccination. The study identified four signals that marginally increased following vaccination in this population. However, only one of the four conditions, pulmonary embolism, showed increased risk after accounting for the conditions’ baseline rates and additional factors that contribute to risks, such as age and nursing home residency. Multiple large English and Spanish accounts have falsely proclaimed that the study found that COVID-19 vaccines cause blood clots.

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