Centers for Disease Control leaders have called an emergency meeting to report a higher than expected ratio of young individuals getting heart inflammation. This inflammation is seen in teenage boys who have been vaccinated by Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines.
These centers will gather on June 18 to discuss all 226 cases of heart inflammation. These vaccines are infecting teenage boys and young men who have received their second doses.
CDC leaders said that on Thursday, the number of cases was higher than what was expected. A total of 226 patients have been reported that correctly define CDC’s “working case definition” of Myocarditis and Pericarditis after the shots, the agency informed.
Myocarditis is described as inflammation of the heart, and Pericarditis is known as inflammation of the heart’s outer lining. Among the 226, three are currently in intensive care, 15 are hospitalized, and 41 have ongoing symptoms, while the rest 167 have recovered.
It is not clear that these cases are due to the vaccine shots and reports of these cases are extremely rare. However, CDC continues to urge everyone aged 12 and older to get vaccinated.
These types of heart inflammations are caused by various infections, including a spell of Covid-19 and other medications. There have been reports following different types of vaccination in the past.
At Least half of America, approximately 130 million, has received Pfizer and Moderna doses, both first and second. It means that only 0.000173846 of all those who have been administered doses have caught the symptoms of heart inflammation.
These cases are reported through the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). This system accepts reports from everyone, not taking into regards whether the vaccine causes the symptoms.
In total, VAERS received 573 reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis of the patients who received their second dose. A total of the 372 cases were from people who had the Pfizer vaccine, and 201 had the Moderna vaccine.
More than half of the cases reported of heart inflammation were in people between the ages of 12-24. These were written after they received their second dose. This group of people accounts for only nine percent of amounts that were administered in America.
Two-fifths of these cases are reported in males—most patients that have occurred within a week of the vaccination. The symptoms in these people were chest pain and difficulty in breathing.
The CDC’S vaccine advisory committee is set to meet on June 18 and will evaluate the risks.
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