A higher-than-expected number of young people 16 to 24 have experienced heart inflammation after receiving their second dose of an mRNA vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
The CDC has recorded 275 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis, heart inflammation conditions, as of May 31, the agency reported during a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel meeting on Thursday. This was higher than expected for scientists, who estimated that the count would be in the high double digits, CNBC reported. Still, they maintained that the risk of contracting an inflammatory condition following the second shot is rare.
The agency also said that there have been 475 cases in people age 30 and younger, out of the nearly 141 million people 12 and older who have been fully vaccinated.
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