National Institute of Health

Shedding the Light on Post-Vaccine Myocarditis and Pericarditis in COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients

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Oct 15, 2021


Our study suggests that myocarditis adverse events are linked to vaccine type, technology, age, and sex of the vaccinated individuals. Based on VAERS data, post-vaccine myocarditis was most frequently reported for live vaccines, or vaccines that behave like live vaccines such as mRNA and possibly viral vector vaccines versus inactivated vaccines. This approach can be applied for conducting similar analyses involving other side effects or other vaccines. Hence, our workflow stands ready for following up on an alarming report from the CDC.

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