Moderna vaccine: The serious side effect that particularly follows second dose – CDC – Express

Health bodies continue to monitor the safety of the vaccines as they steadily make their way into more arms.

Ongoing analyses from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety surveillance systems have identified “increased risks of inflammatory heart conditions, myocarditis and pericarditis, following vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, particularly following the second dose”.

According to the health bodies, onset of symptoms has typically been a few days following vaccination.

“The observed risk is higher among males under 40 years of age, particularly males 18 through 24, than among females and older males,” they note.

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