‘CDC investigates heart problems in teenagers after vaccination’ – Wel.nl

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating reports that a very small number of teens and young adults may have had heart problems after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, The New York Times reports.

The teens and young adults may have developed myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, after they were vaccinated, the paper writes, based on sources within the CDC. They are said to be “relatively few” cases and may not be related to the vaccination at all, The New York Times quotes from a statement by the CDC’s vaccine safety group.

The review is in its early stages, and the agency has yet to determine if there is any evidence that the vaccines caused the heart disease, the paper said. The heart problem appears to have mainly occurred in adolescents and young adults about four days after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

Earlier this month, the United States approved the Pfizer / BioNTech drug for children ages 12 to 15.

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