CDC Investigating After Vaccines Linked to Heart Inflammation

CDC Investigating After Vaccines Linked to Heart Inflammation

( – The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker reports that a total of 357,250,475 COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered and 286,890,900 administered as of May 24. There have been some reports of side effects for certain portions of the population.

On May 17, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issued a technical report discussing the possible development of myocarditis, a heart problem, by some individuals after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

The ACIP reported that those cases tend to occur “predominantly” in teenagers and young adults, “typically within [four] days after vaccination.” The reported cases of myocarditis also occur more frequently with males than females, and more often after receiving a second dose than the first.

The ACIP reported that the frequency of myocarditis incidents falls within expected baseline rates, but decided to forward information regarding the incidents to vaccine providers.

Fortunately, the ACIP reported that most of the cases of myocarditis “appear to be mild,” and a “follow-up” review of cases “is ongoing.”

As more people receive the vaccines, experts will learn about them and their side effects. With any luck, there’s no more bad news in the future.

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