There have been reports that young people have been suffering from heart inflammation after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
While doctors say that these cases are rare - about 300 reported, the cases of either myocarditis or pericarditis, which involve inflammation of the heart or the surrounding tissue, are higher than what would be expected for this age group. The cases of inflammation are going to be reviewed by the CDC's independent advisory group, called the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
It remains unclear whether the COVID-19 vaccines are the cause of the heart problem, though the CDC has said that evidence for a link is growing stronger. Dr Paul Offit, a vaccine researcher at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said the meeting should result in a "clear understanding of the current risks for either children or young adults" from the vaccine.
Why are the vaccines causing such issues for so many people? There have been many cases of thrombosis, blood clotting and capillaries leaking.
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