The Food and Drug Administration said it is planning to add a warning to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines about the risk of heart inflammation and chest pain.
Officials discussed the vaccine’s benefits and risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, both terms referring to inflammation of the heart muscle and tissue surrounding the heart.
The two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both mRNA vaccines.
This all comes after reports of inflammatory heart conditions among some young adults and teens who were recently vaccinated.
In general, the cases appeared to be rare and mild, and they resolved quickly. There have been 323 confirmed reports of the inflammation in people younger than 30, and the vast majority recovered from their symptoms.
Dr. Raul Pino with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said Wednesday that there have 28 reported cases of these side effects in Florida, so far.
Health experts emphasized the benefits of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the risks.