Covid vaccine in teens, myocarditis can be a side effect

Covid vaccine in teens, myocarditis can be a side effect
Covid vaccine in teens, myocarditis can be a side effect

Rome, June 5 – While the reservations for the Covid vaccine for young people in the range from 12 to 20 years they fly and in Lombardy they register almost 500 thousand adhesions in the first 24 hours from the go-ahead, the alarm comes from the United States, which started some time ago with the immunization of adolescents. In particular, it emerges that the myocarditis it can be a rare one side effect of the vaccine anti Covid Pfizer / BioNTech in adolescents, according to pediatricians who reported seven cases across the United States.

Previously healthy adolescents, all males, they developed chest pain within four days from their second dose. MRI exams showed myocarditis or inflammation of the heart muscle. “Fortunately, none of our patients were seriously ill,” the authors reported Friday in Pediatrics. The boys’ symptoms resolved “quickly” with medication.

And if even in Italy there are conflicting voices on the opportunity to vaccinate the youngest, in recent days a reassurance has come from the head of the Society of Pediatrics Giovanni Traina: “Vaccine children, without fear”.

Meanwhile, Lazio is preparing with the Junior Open Day for vaccination of the age group 12/16 years. The first will be in Rieti tomorrow 6 June, with the first 120 doses of Pfizer.

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