The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel will hold an emergency meeting. on June 18 To discuss rare reports of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination.
The meeting comes as the CDC looks at some cases of myocardial ischemia. inflammation of the heart muscle in young people and adolescents who are vaccinated
During a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine Advisory Committee on Thursday, the CDC reveal It identified 475 cases of myocardial infarction and pericarditis among those under the age of 30.
Preliminary data indicates that most patients have recovered.
The data also showed an increase in the number of cases in people aged 16-24 years after the second vaccination.
But CDC Vaccine Safety Officer Tom Shimabukuro warns that not all reported cases of these conditions are true, CBS News. report.
“It’s a little comparison between an apple and an orange. Because this is a preliminary report again. Not all of these will turn out to be true reports of myocardial infarction or pericarditis.”
last week Research published in the journal Pediatrics highlights that seven cases of adolescents aged 14 to 19 who developed myocardial infarction after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
CDC said late last month It is investigating “relatively few” cases of myocarditis after vaccination.
according to CDC informationMore than 166 million doses of the Pfizer-BioEntec vaccine and 127 million doses of the Moderna vaccine have been given.