The vaccine continues to be the best weapon against Coronavirus infection, this is also confirmed by the latest study by the US CDC which, despite shedding light on a possible link between mRna vaccines and rare cardiac inflammation in the youngest, he reiterated that – to date – it is still more risky to get sick with Covid. The risks associated with the administration of the first and second doses, precisely because they are rare, are even lower than the benefits.
Covid vaccine and myocarditis: a new side effect among the youngest
The data emerging from the new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention USA revealed a “probable association” between Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (mRna) e myocarditis, especially in adolescents and young adults.
Cases of cardiac inflammation, approximately 323 cases out of over 26 million doses administered, have been found mostly in younger males, with symptoms generally appearing within a week after vaccination, and more likely after the second dose.
“The facts are clear, this is an extremely rare side effect and only an extremely small number of people will experience it after vaccination,” said the CDC task force that is studying and monitoring the vaccination campaign. “For the young people who do it – it was then I add in a note – it is important to underline that most cases are mild and individuals often heal on their own or with minimal treatment.
Covid vaccine, the risks continue to be lower than the benefits
The most interesting and important data of the new CDC study, however, is what confirms – once again – the validity and efficacy of Covid vaccines against Sars-Cov-2 infection.
As explained in the report, in fact, it is more likely to develop cardiac inflammation such as myocarditis or pericarditis if you have Covid. The chances of developing infections that can damage the heart and / or other organs are much higher among the sick than among the vaccinated.
Data in hand, although the study suggests today a possible link between myocarditis and mRna vaccines, the numbers recorded by the CDC as of the end of May count 16 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis reported for every million second doses given to people between the ages of 16 and 39. 0.0016%, or approximately 1 in 62,000. Hence, a young person is much more likely to develop heart problems with Covid than after receiving the vaccine.