Covid-19: US to add warning about rare heart inflammation to Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

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The US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it will add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults to fact sheets for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
The US will add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation on the fact sheets of Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines.

The country's advisory groups met to discuss reports of heart conditions after vaccination.

There is a risk for adolescents and young adults.

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it will add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults to fact sheets for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory groups, meeting to discuss reported cases of the heart condition after vaccination, found the risk in adolescents and young adults is likely linked to the vaccines, but that the benefits of the shots appeared to clearly outweigh the risk.

Moderna shares were down nearly 4%, while Pfizer was off 1.3% in late afternoon trading.

Health regulators in several countries have been investigating whether the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots using new mRNA technology present a risk and, if so, how serious.

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The CDC said that patients with heart inflammation following vaccination generally recover from the symptoms and do well.

The US Department of Health And Human Services, joined by leading US doctors groups and public health officials, put out a statement underscoring that the vaccines are safe and effective and that the heart side effect is "extremely rare."

"We strongly encourage everyone age 12 and older…
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