Are boys at higher risk?

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A non-peer-reviewed study has raised concerns about heart inflammation risk in young boys who take the COVID-19 vaccine. vejaa/Getty Images
  • A new, non-peer-reviewed study concluded that healthy boys aged 12–17 years had a higher hospitalization rate due to heart inflammation after their second mRNA COVID-19 vaccination than the expected hospitalization rate for COVID-19 in that age group.
  • A non-peer-reviewed study reports on scientific research that other experts in the field have not evaluated before publication; it should not guide clinical decision-making.
  • In the case of this paper, there are several issues with the data that the researchers
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