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Eight cases of myocarditis, a type of heart inflammation, have been reported in children aged 5–11 years who received Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Dec. 16.
The CDC Vaccine Advisory Panel spoke via an online meeting Thursday to discuss the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following reports that the shots were linked to rare but life-threatening blood clots.
During the discussions, officials noted that the agency had received reports of eight cases of myocarditis, a form of heart inflammation, in children aged 5-11 years who received Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.
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