The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday added a warning to patient and provider fact sheets for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to indicate a rare risk of heart inflammation.
A warning about myocarditis and pericarditis is given by the FDA to Pfizer and Moderna about the second doze of corona vaccine. The symptoms can be seen sometimes in people though it is considered to be quite rare right now.
“The risk of myocarditis and pericarditis appears to be very low given the number of vaccine doses that have been administered,” Janet Woodcock, acting FDA commissioner, said in a statement.
Myocarditis is known as the inflammation of the heart muscle and pericarditis is the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart. However, health officials had stated that the benefits of the vaccine is still more than the possible risk of any side effects.
“The benefits of Covid-19 vaccination continue to outweigh the risks, given the risk of Covid-19 diseases and related, potentially severe, complications,” Janet said.
A review and a follow-up is supposed to be done after the warning had been given where researchers are going to look into it in more detail. But as of the moment, with the statistics and the info that is available to them, it had been concluded that an amount of 12,000 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been found in people under 30 who have received the shots.
Therefore the researchers need to look into the matter more seriously and then they have to come to a conclusion about the matter at hand. But at present, it is still necessary to take the vaccine!