'Likely link' between Covid vaccines and rare heart inflammation after nearly 500 reported cases, CDC advisors say

A LINK between Covid-19 vaccines and a rare heart condition has been confirmed by a group of doctors providing analysis to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group confirmed “data available to date suggest likely association of myocarditis” – an inflammation of the heart muscle – with the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA-based jabs in nearly 500 younger Americans.


“It does appear that mRNA vaccines may be a new trigger for myocarditis yet it does have some different characteristics,” said Dr. Matthew Oster during a panel at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting on Wednesday, and first reported by Fox News, citing a released a slide ahead of a report release.

By June 11, the CDC fielded about 323 from a total of 484 preliminary reports of people under 30 years who were jabbed found cases of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and also pericarditis which is inflammation of the outer lining of the heart, the outlet reported.

Out of those, 309 were hospitalized and 295 were discharged. 

Nine patients remained admitted to hospitals, with two being treated in intensive care, according to the data.


The number is a fraction compared to the 27 million shots administered to Americans.

Covid itself can induce heart inflammation, doctors say, sometimes lasting several months as a symptom of long Covid.

Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the Immunization Safety Office at the CDC pointed out that more heart issues are being experienced in males than females.

"We’re observing this in younger age groups, mainly in people in the teens and early twenties and observing it more in males compared to females," Shimabukuro said.

Officials did note that 79 percent of those experiencing heart conditions mended from chest pain, shortness of breath and difficulty sleeping symptoms.

Grown men also experienced a higher than normal rate of heart inflammation after receiving their second Pfizer or Moderna jab, according to the data in the report.

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