CDC Has No Data to Support its Tweet Telling America that it is Safe to Give the Monkeypox, Flu, And COVID Shots Together

In response to a FOIA request by ICAN’s attorneys for studies and data supporting CDC’s claim that it is safe to give the monkeypox vaccine at the same time as both the COVID and Flu shots, CDC comes up with nothing but its own statements.

Lead Counsel, Aaron Siri, Esq. breaks down the shocking admission here:

On January 20, 2023, CDC tweeted a video from the White House MPox Response Team, titled, “Can I get my mpox vaccine at the same time as my flu & COVID vaccines?” In the video, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Acting Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, answers, “yes,” all three shots can be received that the same time. Dr. Daskalakis’s only caution was that people who have or are at risk for heart disease “may” consider delaying their COVID shot for four weeks after getting their monkey pox shot because of a “possible risk” of heart inflammation associated with these two shots.

What the video neglected to include, however, was any data to support this safety claim, or any mention of the fact that thousands of COVID-19 vaccine recipients have reported cases of myocarditis and heart injuries, both of which are also associated with the flu shot and monkey pox vaccine, as well as the smallpox vaccine (an orthopoxvirus related to monkeypox).

So, in March 2023, ICAN’s attorneys sent a FOIA request to CDC asking it to back up its claims on the safety of co-administration of these vaccines. But while CDC’s response referenced various sources, none actually contained any data supporting coadministration. In fact, CDC’s first reference was to the very same video it tweeted that made these claims!

The other pages that CDC cited, which likewise provided no data or studies supporting coadministration of these three shots, and in fact admit this data doesn’t exist, included the following:

  • An MMWR article (CDC’s own publication) on the use of JYNNEOS which, incredibly, says point blank: “Clinical trials evaluating the risk for myopericarditis and serious adverse events are needed to ensure that the risks are characterized and guidance about co-administration of JYNNEOS with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can be elucidated.”
  • CDC guidance on how and where to administer vaccines which acknowledged “there is limited data on giving COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines, including flu vaccines.”
  • A webpage with additional MMWR articles, one of which notes “no data exist regarding simultaneous administration of smallpox vaccine with other vaccines.”

Based on this production, it is clear that neither CDC nor the White House have data to support their safety assertions surrounding coadministration of these three products which is as unfortunate as it is dangerous, particularly since all three of these products have been linked to serious heart inflammation.

ICAN will be following this issue closely and you can be sure we will be on the lookout for actual data related to this recommendation!

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