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WATCH — What is myocarditis and what does it have to do with COVID-19 vaccines?

WATCH — What is myocarditis and what does it have to do with COVID-19 vaccines?
What is myocarditis? CBC Kids News contributor Saara Chaudry explains how the rare condition relates to the COVID-19 vaccines.

⭐️HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW⭐️ That’s a mouthful, and it’s a word you might have been hearing about lately in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines.In fact, the consensus among medical experts is that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.“It probably has to do with how your immune system responds to the vaccine, and how it may over-respond to the vaccine.However, an Ontario Public Health report showed that any sort of post-vaccine complications, including myocarditis, are exceedingly rare.

The most common symptoms are chest pain, trouble breathing and sensations of pressure on the chest.Jacqueline Wong, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, said that, thankfully, myocarditis is pretty rare and the vast majority of hospitalized cases make a full recovery.

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