As medical authorities across the country urge American Citizens to roll up their sleeves and get their COVID-19 shots, some parents are increasingly concerned about a possible relationship between heart disease in children and vaccination. The CDC’s advisory council on vaccination practices will meet this week to discuss the use of mRNA-based vaccinations in teenagers and young adults, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The committee will also examine allegations that some young people experienced heart inflammation days after receiving their second dose. The CDC added that there have been reports of myocarditis and pericarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle or outer lining of the heart — but that they are rare. The majority of cases have been documented in young males aged 16 and up in the days following their second dose. According to the CDC, the majority of individuals will recover rapidly.
According to the most recent state department of a health update, more than 8 million people in Florida are now completely vaccinated, including a growing number of eligible children and teens. On Friday, the CDC’s advisory council on vaccination policies will discuss the vaccines’ plans.