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Top Health Officials Tout Vaccines After Heart Risk Reports

  • CDC found 1,200 cases of post-vaccination heart inflammation
  • Risks are higher for young men days after getting second dose
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WATCH: Protections from the coronavirus vaccines is expected to wane and many see Covid booster shots becoming an annual necessity like flu shots. (Source: Bloomberg)
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U.S. public-health leaders sought to reassure Americans that Covid-19 shots are safe and to get vaccinated after reports that a relatively small number of mostly young men had suffered a heart problem after being immunized.

About 1,200 cases of heart inflammation have been reported in people who received messenger RNA Covid-19 vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers were reported at a Wednesday meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.