Sumary of Heart Inflammation After the COVID Vaccine Is Extremely Rare – Here’s What You Should Know:
- As the push to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 continues, you may have seen alarming reports about a new possible side effect of the COVID vaccine: heart inflammation.
- Experts are investigating a link between the vaccine and cases of myocarditis or pericarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle itself or the outer lining of the heart, which is typically triggered by the body’s immune response.
- The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, out of the more than 177 million Americans who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, just over a thousand have reported developing heart inflammation.
- In late June, Reuters reported that the CDC had identified 309 hospitalizations of under-30-year-olds related to the inflammation, with 295 already discharged.
- Speaking specifically about the heart inflammation, the experts noted: “Most cases are mild, and individuals recover often on their own or with minimal treatment.
- In addition, we know that myocarditis and pericarditis are much more common if you get COVID-19, and the risks to the heart from COVID-19 infection can be more severe.” If you’re planning to get or are already in the process of getting the two-dose vaccine series, stay the course and simply monitor how you’re feeling for a week after receiving the shot.