COVID vaccine side effects: Is there a risk of heart conditions?

The coronavirus vaccines carry a low risk of developing inflammatory heart conditions, according to a new large study.

A new study — which reviewed 22 different studies — found the risk of myocarditis in people who received the COVID-19 vaccine was not different than that of non-COVID-19 vaccines, per The Wall Street Journal.

  • Heart risk associated with COVID-19 vaccines was lower than after getting the smallpox vaccination, too.
  • The risk of heart conditions from the COVID-19 vaccines was “about the same as in influenza, measles, mumps, and rubella, and polio vaccines,” according to Seeking Alpha.
  • “The overall risk of myopericarditis appears to be no different for this very new group of vaccines against Covid-19 than for traditional vaccines against other pathogens,” the authors wrote, per The Guardian.

A second study—published Monday in the journal Circulation—found about 54 out of nearly 57,000 adults suffering from acute myocarditis, showing that there’s a low amount of people experiencing the condition from the vaccines.

Multiple reports over the last two years pointed to myocarditis as a rare side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. There has been a lot of research looking for a link between the vaccine and myocarditis issues.

  • Back in February 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that younger males may be at risk for heart conditions from the vaccine.
  • The CDC said young males should wait longer between vaccine doses to lower the risk.

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