NEWS RELEASE WSO Advise Public to be Vigilant for Symptoms of Rare Stroke Linked to Johnson&Johnson and Astra Zeneca COVID Vaccines

15 Apr 2021

The World Stroke Organization is calling for increased awareness of the symptoms of a rare type of stroke that has been linked to a Johnson&Johnson and Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccines. The call follows the suspension of administration of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine in the US and recent changes to clinical guidance on the use of the Astra Zeneca in Europe, due to the rare occurrence of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) in patients who have received these vaccines.