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FDA to add warning to mRNA vaccines over rare heart inflammation in young
US CDC says inflammation in adolescents and young adults is probably linked to the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday it plans to move quickly to 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 inflammation in adolescents and young adults is likely linked to the mRNA vaccines, but that the benefits of the shots appeared to outweigh the risk.
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Health regulators in several countries have been investigating whether the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots using the new mRNA technology present a risk and, if so, how serious.
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