Young people are experiencing rare cases of heart inflammation after getting coronavirus vaccines, but doctors say the risk of COVID-19 is far greater

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Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

  • Young people who got COVID-19 vaccines have reported higher rates of heart inflammation.

  • The CDC is investigating whether there’s a link between the Pfizer and Moderna shots and these events.

  • Even if there is a link, doctors said, the risk from COVID-19 is far greater than from the vaccines.

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Young people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines have reported higher-than-usual rates of heart inflammation and swelling, US health officials said on Thursday.

The findings are preliminary and

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  (Reuters) -A higher-than-expected number of young men have experienced heart inflammation after their second dose of the mRNA COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, according to data from two vaccine safety monitoring systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. 

  The CDC and other health regulators have been investigating heart inflammation cases after Israel’s Health Ministry reported that it had found a likely link to the condition in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. 

  The agency said it is still assessing the risk from the condition and has

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LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville will temporarily pause its efforts to inoculate employees after four health care workers reportedly experienced reactions after getting the new coronavirus vaccine.

The staff members experienced side effects including tingling and an elevated heart rate shortly after vaccination, ABC 7 reported.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there is a remote chance that vaccine recipients will experience a major allergic reaction to the coronavirus vaccine. The most common side effects among participants in both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna phase 3 clinical trials were:

  • Injection site pain

  • Fatigue

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