Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National |

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

Heart inflammation after COVID-19 shots higher than expected in study of U.S. military | Reuters

June 29 (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. military who were vaccinated against COVID-19 showed higher-than-expected rates of heart inflammation, although the condition was still extremely rare, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study found that 23 previously healthy males with an average age of 25 complained of chest pain within four days … Read more

Doctors explain myocarditis and why teens should still get a COVID-19 vaccine | CTV News

The news about a potential link between the COVID-19 vaccine and a cardiac ailment in young people may be striking fear in the hearts of some parents. But pediatric cardiologists have a message for these parents: COVID-19 should scare you more — a whole lot more — than the vaccine. And these doctors should know. … Read more

Evidence grows stronger for COVID-19 vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says

A higher-than-usual number of cases of a type of heart inflammation has been reported following COVID-19 vaccination, especially among young men following their second dose of an mRNA vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Overall, 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination in people younger than age 30 have been … Read more

CDC to hold ’emergency meeting’ over 226 cases of heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccines | Daily Mail Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called an ’emergency meeting’ over 226 cases of heart inflammation in people who have had either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  US health officials will gather on June 18 to discuss the issue, saying the number of cases were higher than expected, although still rare. … Read more

Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men | Science | AAAS

A 16-year-old in Tel Aviv, Israel, receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine on 23 January. Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men By Gretchen Vogel, Jennifer Couzin-FrankelJun. 1, 2021 , 1:55 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. The COVID-19 vaccine made … Read more

Coronavirus vaccine: CDC looking into heart inflammation in small number of vaccinated teens, young people – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating several dozen reports that teenagers and young adults have developed a heart problem after being given the COVID-19 vaccination. According to a statement from the agency, it is investigating several dozen reports of people who have developed myocarditis after having received the COVID-19 vaccination. Myocarditis is … Read more

When should you seek medical attention if you have COVID-19? Sooner than you might think | CBC News

Throughout the pandemic, Toronto emergency physician Dr. Lisa Salamon has seen a certain type of patient show up over and over — younger adults with COVID-19 who aren’t gasping for air and seem to be breathing fine. That is, until medical teams check their oxygen levels. “When they come in, their oxygen saturations are really … Read more

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

While most children and teens who have COVID-19 recover completely, sometimes the virus can have lasting effects. One of those effects can be damage to the muscle of the heart — and if a damaged heart is stressed by exercise, it can lead to arrhythmias, heart failure, or even sudden death. This appears to be … Read more