26 Nov 2021

Covid-19: Stroke Foundation urging NZers to get vaccinated

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 26 November 2021

The Stroke Foundation is urging New Zealanders to get vaccinated to against Covid-19 to help reduce the risk of a debilitating stroke.

Stroke is the largest cause of serious adult disability in this country, and the second largest cause of death here after cancer.

The foundation says new research shows that a Covid-19 infection increases the risk of a person having a stroke.

Foundation chief executive Jo Lambert spoke to Corin Dann.