Heart reaction probed as possible rare vaccine link in teens

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Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

An article on seven U.S. teen boys in several states was published online Friday in Pediatrics. It’s among the latest reports of heart inflammation discovered after COVID-19 vaccination but there is no proven link.

The boys received Pfizer shots in April or May and developed chest pain within a few days. None became critically ill.

Authorities say vaccination benefits far outweigh any potential risk.

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