The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it’s likely Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID vaccines are linked to rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults. The CDC cited about 1,200 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in vaccinated young people. People usually recovered on their own or with minimal treatment, and the CDC said the disorder posed a minimal risk compared to the risks of going unvaccinated. COVID-19 itself can cause myocarditis and much more severe heart complications.
CDC Links COVID-19 Vaccines to Rare Cases of Myocarditis But Says Benefits Far Outweigh Risks
HeadlineJun 24, 2021