KCTV 5: Local Doctor Talks About Rare COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Impacting Younger People
By Greg Payne
The FDA says they plan to add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults who receive the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.
“We are talking 12 cases per 1 million people vaccinated,” says Children’s Mercy Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician Dr. Jennifer Schuster.
“Most commonly what people have complained of is chest pain or a little bit of difficulty breathing,” says Schuster.
Schuster says this side effect usually occurs within a few days to a week after the vaccine, more commonly seen in males than females, and often associated with the second vaccine.
“We believe that getting the vaccine for children and adults is much safer than getting COVID 19,” says Schuster.
Medical officials say people dealing with these side effects normally get treated, with minimal hospital time, and fully recover.
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