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CDC Advisers to Meet on Heart Inflammation Link to Covid Shots

  • Data indicate link between mRNA vaccines and myocarditis
  • Spike in reports of inflammation in heart membrane also seen
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Photographer: Alisha Jucevic/Bloomberg

U.S. public health advisers will meet to discuss a potential link between Covid-19 shots that use messenger RNA technology and heart inflammation after hundreds of vaccinated people experienced a condition called myocarditis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will gather on June 18 to discuss an increase in reported cases of the condition, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Covid vaccines made by Moderna Inc. and partners Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s use mRNA technology.