The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee will attend an emergency meeting next week to discuss higher-than-reported reports of heart inflammation in young men who received their second-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The June 18 meeting will address issues that are very rare and have not been directly linked to the vaccines.
On May 31, the agency received 275 preliminary reports of myocarditis – known as myocarditis and pericarditis – among 16- to 24-year-olds, said CDCs Dr. Tom Shimabukuro Thursday.
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Over 12 million people in this age group have been fully vaccinated.
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Shimabukuro said the condition is more prevalent in younger men. Most of those who have reported the condition have already fully recovered, he said.