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CDC looking into reports of heart inflammation

FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. U.S. health officials are investigating what appear to be higher than expected reports of heart inflammation in mostly male teens and young adults after they get a second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Photo: AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File. FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. U.S. health officials are investigating what appear to be higher than expected reports of heart inflammation in mostly male teens and young adults after they get a second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Associated Press
Created: June 10, 2021 03:10 PM

U.S. health officials are investigating what appear to be higher than expected reports of heart inflammation in male teens and young adults after they get a second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

It’s not clear if the heart inflammation is caused by the shots and the reports still are rare, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It urges everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated.

As of May 31, the agency had 275 preliminary reports of such inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds, CDC’s Dr. Tom Shimabukuro told a government vaccine meeting on Thursday. That’s out of more than 12 million second-dose injections of the vaccines.

The cases seem to occur more often in men and in younger people, and most already have fully recovered, he said.


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