In the United States, there have been about 500 cases of myocarditis in young people after vaccinations with Pfizer and Moderna. It is reported by the Prime agency with reference to Fox News.
“The data currently available suggest a possible association of myocarditis with mRNA vaccination in adolescents and young adults,” the Vaccine Safety Technical Working Group (VaST) concluded.
Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the Immunization Safety Office of the American Medical Regulatory Advisory Committee (CDC), said there were 484 preliminary reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in people under 30 at 27 million doses.
309 people were hospitalized, but discharged immediately after the examination. Almost 80% of patients have already cleared their symptoms. Nine people remain in the hospital.
“It looks like mRNA vaccines may be a new trigger for myocarditis,” said Matthew Oster of the CDC’s Vaccine Working Group.
However, the Committee concluded that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks.
Two mRNA vaccines have been approved for use in the United States. Pfizer is approved for children over 12 years old, Moderna for those over 16 years old.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle, pericarditis is an acute or chronic inflammatory process of the outer layer of the heart.