This is not a good news for many of those who received RNA COVID-19 vaccines. According to the latest report from CDC, over 1,200 cases of heart inflammation have been reported in people who received messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put up this data on their site today.
Earlier the numbers were reported at a Wednesday meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which is weighing heart risks from the vaccines. The meeting is anticipated to be wide-ranging, with discussion of heart inflammation, booster shots and the use of mRNA vaccines in adolescents.
RNA Vaccines a huge concern with serious adverse effects
Reportedly, over 130 million Americans have been fully vaccinated with mRNA shots, according to the CDC, and there have been reports of serious adverse effects. Two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimens made by Moderna Inc. and partners Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE rely on the technology.
Vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech’s shot was cleared for those 12 to 15 years old in May. About 2 in 10 adolescents among that age group are now fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Initial safety findings from the U.S. health agency suggest real-world data is consistent with the results from the companies’ clinical trial prior to authorization.
The risk of heart inflammation following mRNA vaccination in adolescents and young adults age 12-39 is notably higher a few days after the second dose of the vaccine and in men. More data are needed to understand risk factors, treatment and long-term outcomes, according to the advisory committee.
Since April, the CDC has seen a spike in reports of myocarditis along with pericarditis, an inflammation of the membrane around the heart. The cases, while rare, have occurred mostly in male teens and young adults.