CDC plans ’emergency meeting’ on rare heart inflammation after getting the vaccine. A higher-than-usual number of cases of a type of heart inflammation has been reported following Covid-19 vaccination, especially among young men ,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.The result of two vaccine safety monitoring system suggests that the number of heart inflammation cases have been much higher than expected after the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination in people younger than age 30 have been confirmed, Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office declared.
Myocarditis is condition that involves inflammation of the heart muscle. Symptoms can include fever and fatigue, as well as shortness of breath and a very specific type of chest pain. Teenagers and people in their early 20s accounted for more than half of cases. Fifteen patients remain hospitalized, with three in intensive care units. Two of the patients in the ICU had other health problems. accine safety experts are always on the lookout for a range of possible side effects following any new vaccine. Despite the increased number of reported myocarditis cases among young people, Shimabukuro said, no major red flags have been identified. For the moment health officials recommend Covid-19 vaccinations for everyone ages 12 and older.