CDC Advisers to Meet on Heart Inflammation Link to Covid Shots

June 10, 2021, 4:20 PM

U.S. public health advisers will meet to discuss a potential link between Covid-19 shots that use messenger RNA technology and heart inflammation after hundreds of vaccinated people experienced a condition called myocarditis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will gather on June 18 to discuss an increase in reported cases of the condition, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Covid vaccines made by Moderna Inc. and partners Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s use mRNA technology.

Since April, the CDC has seen a spike in reports of myocarditis along with pericarditis, an inflammation ...

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