New reports are raising concerns about the safety of the coronavirus vaccine for young people.
One of those reports is about Jacob Clynick, a 13-year-old boy from Michigan who mysteriously died in his sleep two days after having received the second dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.
Clynick received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine days after graduating from eighth grade. At first, he had a fever and fatigue, but then he started complaining of a stomache. That same day, June 15th, he went to bed and died in his sleep.
The situation is currently being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But, according to Clynick’s family, they were told that preliminary autopsy findings suggest that both that the boy’s heart was enlarged and that it was surrounded by fluid.
Another worrying case
Fox News has published another concerning report about a 17-year-old boy. This boy was in the position that many young people are now in, that is, having to get the coronavirus vaccine to go to school.
According to the boy’s father, about a week after his son got the vaccine, the boy started telling him that it felt like “his heart was hurting every time he had a heartbeat.” So, they went to have things checked out. Tests were performed, and when the results came back, they were told to go to the emergency room.
The boy ended up staying in the hospital for days. His father explained that the boy has some kind of issue where oxygen isn’t getting to parts of his heart, and now, while things are healing, the boy has to refrain from doing anything strenuous that might put him at risk of having a heart attack.
Further specifics about this situation, such as whether the boy is expected to fully recover, have not been provided.
These are only two of countless similar stories that have emerged recently.
It has recently been discovered that young males, in particular, are at an increased risk of experiencing different kinds of heart inflammation as a side effect of the coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. The side effects can be experienced after either the first or the second dose of the vaccine, but they are much more common after the second dose.
Despite these concerning reports, the CDC is still urging people “12 years of age and older” to get vaccinated, stating that “the known and potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks,” including heart inflammation. The CDC adds in its guidance that “most patients” who have experienced the heart inflammation have “responded well to treatment and rest and quicky felt better.”
Many young people and their parents, however, are left wondering whether it is worth taking the risk of vaccination, especially considering that young people are at less of a risk of suffering serious complications from the coronavirus.