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Although reactions such as headache and fatigue are expected when taking the COVID-19 vaccine, there are also some rare ones. From allergic reactions to blood clots, these reactions are worrisome, though highly unlikely. One of these includes myocarditis and pericarditis, conditions that cause inflammation of the heart.
According to former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, one of the clearest ways to know if you have it is if you fit. “The signs and symptoms of pericarditis are usually a stab or acute chest pain that persists. It is positional. So it hurts more when you step back. ” he said CBS News.
“Sometimes it hurts when you breathe deeply because the pericardium, the lining of the heart, rubs against the chest wall and can be associated with fever,” he said. In most cases, the onset of these symptoms was relatively rapid, “probably in the first two or three days, mainly after the second dose.”
These conditions are expressed through a variety of ways, with symptoms including shortness of breath, stabbing chest pain, chest flutter, and fever. While these symptoms remain unlikely, reports the CDC which have been higher than expected in young adults.
Of the 20 million vaccinations, approximately 275 cases were reported among people aged 16 to 24 years.
Because of the likelihood of these side effects, Gottlieb said there was no reason for people to delay the vaccine. “I don’t think people should be nervous about it now. I don’t think the risk-benefit balance of this vaccine will change. “
It is important to know that, at this time, there is no way to know if the vaccine caused these heart palpitations. Young adults may develop their disease for other reasons, either from other viruses or from the effect of the vaccine on people’s immune systems.
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