Covid-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will attend an emergency meeting next week to discuss higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation in young men who received a second Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.
The June 18 meeting will address very rare conditions and are not directly linked to vaccines.
As of May 31, the agency had received 275 preliminary reports of heart inflammation, known as myocarditis and pericarditis, among 16 to 24 year olds, CDC’s Dr. Tom Shimabukuro said Thursday.
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More than 12 million people in that age group are fully vaccinated.
“It̵7;s a little comparison between an apple and an orange. Because this is a preliminary report. Not all of this is a report on myocarditis or pericarditis,” Shimabukuro said, according to CBS News.
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Shimabukuro said the condition was more common in younger men. Most of those who reported symptoms had recovered, he said.