Taiwan Suspends Second Round of Pfizer COVID Vaccines for Children Due to Heart Problems

Taiwan Suspends Second Round of Pfizer COVID Vaccines for Children Due to Heart Problems


Taiwanese officials announced on Wednesday they will suspend second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to teens due to the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis.

Taiwan officials made the decision after examining US data where teens are still encouraged to take the shot.

Taiwan News and Alex Berenson reported:

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Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Wednesday (Nov. 10) that a panel of experts has decided to suspend administering second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID vaccine to children 12-17 years old amid concerns it may increase the risk of myocarditis.

Cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart) have been reported after BNT vaccination of children between 12 and 17

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