Mexico City. Officials in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Norway and other countries have recommended a dose of Pfizer-Biotech corona virus vaccine for children 12 years and older, which provides partial protection against the virus, but Avoids side effects in some cases after receiving two doses
Health officials in those countries are particularly concerned about the data, which suggests that myocarditis, heartburn, may be more common in adolescents and young adults after vaccination than previously thought.
The risk remains low, and only becomes relevant after a second dose of the mRNA vaccine, but the data have changed the calculation of risks and benefits in countries where cases of new infections are most common in the United States. Are less than
Advisor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) In June, it reviewed myocarditis data and unanimously voted to recommend a vaccine for children 12 and older, arguing that the benefits outweighed the risks.
Agency research estimates that for every 1 million children aged 12 to 17 in the United States, the vaccine can cause a maximum of 70 cases of myocarditis, but 5,700 infections, 215 hospital admissions and Can prevent two deaths. Studies have also shown that the risk of heart problems after COVID-19 is much higher than after vaccination.
The latest analysis, published Wednesday. New England Journal of Medicine., It was revealed that the incidence of myocarditis after vaccination in Israel was higher in men aged 16 to 29 years.
in regards to 11 out of 100,000 men This age group developed the disease within a few days of receiving the vaccine, which is higher than previous estimates. He noted that the risk was negligible for women of any age.
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