Approximately fifteen months after the Coronavirus pandemic hit the world hard, 175 million Americans got at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The majority manifested mild side effects, including body aches, injection site pain, and low-grade fever.
Experts have recently observed a random symptom in a small number of individuals who got either Moderna or Pfizer shots – a heart muscle inflammation known as myocarditis.
Steven Abelowitz, M.D. FAAP, and board-certified paediatrician, the medical director and president of Coastal Kids pediatric medical group, stated:
“We’re seeing an uptick in the amount of myocarditis cases diagnosed, especially in people under 30.”
He mentioned that most myocarditis instances manifested in males between 16 and 24 years old, usually a few days after the second COVID vaccine.
Myocarditis after vaccination occurs very rarely. A total of 789 cases were reported across all age groups to date, and not all of them got officially confirmed, the CDC reported.
Dr Abelowitz mentioned that most cases are short-lived and mild.
He also explained that approximately 80% of the hospitalized people are completely recovering and going home.
Despite the situation, the CDC advises that everybody over the age of 12 should get their COVID-19 shots.
The possible consequences of a coronavirus infection far outweigh the possibility of experiencing an episode of myocarditis after vaccination.
Dr Abelowitz, however, thinks that the correlation between myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines is “questionable,” but he believes that there is a chance that it may just be a coincidental spike.
One of the most concerning aspects of the spike is that 196 cases of the myocarditis/pericarditis instances were in young adults between 18 and 24, while only 79 cases were among 16- to 17-year olds.