Health authorities in the United States are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur in conjunction with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect. in adolescents and young adults after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
An article on seven US teens in various states, published in Pediatrics, is among the latest reports of cardiac inflammation discovered after COVID-19 vaccination, although a link to the vaccine has not been proven.
Children, from 14 to 19 years old, received injections from Pfizer in April or May and developed chest pain within a few days. Imaging tests of the heart showed a type of inflammation of the heart muscle called myocarditis.
A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Photo: AP
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