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Is there any relation between the COVID-19 vaccine and CJD?

A question we have been asked a lot recently is, “My loved one had CJD after they received the COVID-19 vaccine. Is there any relation between the vaccine and CJD?”

Here are two trusted resources that address this question:

  1. Clip from 2021 Virtual CJD Foundation Family Conference session, The 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report with Ryan Maddox, PhD, Epidemiologist, Prion and Public Health Office Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, CDC.