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Moderna Vaccine Risks Draw Fresh Scrutiny

U.S. officials are looking into the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to see if it causes worse side effects

DESERET NEWS – United States federal health officials have a new task — figuring out if the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine leads to more uncommon side effects, like the heart condition myocarditis.

Federal health officials — including the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — are reportedly conducting a new investigation into the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine because new data suggests the vaccine “may carry a higher risk” for young people, compared to other vaccines, The Washington Post reports.

The investigation will review if the Moderna vaccine is linked “with a higher risk of a heart condition called myocarditis in younger adults than previously believed,” according to The Washington Post.

Unnamed officials told The Washington Post that it’s too early to tell if the vaccine leads to the heart condition myocarditis, but the researchers plan to do research to figure out if there is a link.

If there is a connection, the agencies involved may decide “to issue any kind of new or revised warning or recommendation about the situation,” according to The Washington Post … READ MORE. 

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