The vaccine advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will participate in an emergency meeting next week after hundreds of young Americans developed heart inflammation following their second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 jabs.
As of May 31, the CDC has received 275 preliminary reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in fully-vaccinated 16 to 24-year-olds — a number that’s higher than what scientists expected to see, the CDC said Thursday.
“We clearly have an imbalance there,” Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, said in a presentation to an FDA advisory committee.
Across all age groups, a total of 488 Pfizer recipients and 301 Moderna recipients reported the condition — and the majority were male.
The CDC will participate in an emergency meeting next week after hundreds of young Americans, mostly males, developed heart inflammation following their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines.AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Just under 80 percent of the cases