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Teens Should Continue Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Despite Rare Heart Risks, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s expert panel announced its recommendation that teens continue to get their mRNA COVID-19 shots, despite a small risk of heart inflammation or myocarditis.

The panel also recommended that the Food and Drug Administration issue guidance for health providers and for parents.

 

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Dr. Henry Bernstein, a pediatrician at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York about this latest guideline.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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