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More data arises on link of COVID-19 vaccinations, heart illness in young people - WISH-TV

More data arises on link of COVID-19 vaccinations, heart illness in young people - WISH-TV

“In early May, CDC first received reports from these systems about cases of myocarditis and pericarditis being reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination,” according to the statement by agency spokesman Jason McDonald.The increase in myocarditis cases could be, at least in part, because the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatricians prompted doctors to be watchful for such cases.As of June 9, the department has identified approximately 30 cases of myocarditis among the more than 3.The advisers continued to direct doctors to report cases of myocarditis following coronavirus vaccination.

It’s not clear what changed by June 1, when the CDC advisers reported that myocarditis cases following vaccination in the 16-to-24 age group were higher than expected.A  commentary  published last week in the medical journal Pediatrics reviewed a published account of seven cases of myocarditis in teen males following COVID-19 vaccination.

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