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CDC holds emergency meeting on heart inflammation in young men after COVID shots



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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7;s a bit of a comparison of apples to oranges because it’s again preliminary reports. Not all of these turn out to be true myocarditis or pericarditis reports,” Shimabukuro was quoted as saying by CBS News.

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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.


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