CDC officials will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss reports of heart inflammation in young males who received their second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
- As of May 31, the agency has received 275 preliminary reports of the heart inflammation - known as myocarditis and pericarditis - among 16 to 24-year-olds.
- Over 12 million people within that age group have been fully vaccinated.
- Dr. Tom Shimabukuro with the CDC cautioned that data is still coming in.
"It's a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison because, again, these are preliminary reports. Not all these will turn out to be true myocarditis or pericarditis reports."
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