Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine may have a higher risk of heart inflammation than the Pfizer shot based on recent data, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration met with its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) to discuss Moderna’s EUA request for a COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 through 17 years of age.
The same expert panel will meet again on Wednesday to discuss shots from Moderna and Pfizer for the kids under 5.
According to the CDC data, the incidence of heart inflammation was 4.41 excess per 100,000 who received the Pfizer/BioNTech for males aged 18-39 versus 6.27 excess cases per 100,000 for Moderna, Reuters reported.
Daniel Horowitz, the senior editor at The Blaze, tweeted on Monday regarding the side effects of the Moderna vaccine.