CDC meeting on possible link between vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation

An FDA advisory committee is also looking into authorizing a vaccine for children as young as 5.
3:19 | 06/10/21

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Transcript for CDC meeting on possible link between vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation
And president Biden has revealed the US will donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to countries in need. The White House says while the US is ready to spearhead the international drive to and the pandemic. Final urge other powerful countries to do their part to. So let's bring infectious disease specialist an ABC news medical contributed ducks tied Halloran for more on this doctor Keller and good morning you know so. Tell how much of an impact do you think these 500 million doses will have on the pandemic globally. Good morning Diane I mean I think this is extremely important remember cold but nineteen cases there are under control in different parts of the world. Can affect. Any other country even those that are. They need in a much better place rights when we learned that from that you don't we've Wuhan just you know how would start to immediate few dozen cases then spreads around the world isn't as a pandemic. So I think it's very important that we're getting extra vaccine to other countries and that 500 million doses of course who do a lot of good but. There are billions of people in the world most of the world remain unvaccinated so we need other countries to step up as well. And the CDC is also meeting today about a possible link between vaccinated teens and heart inflammation what do you expect to come out of that meeting. And what do parents and teens need to know and be concerned about right now. Reportedly the important thing is that we're keeping our eye on this we know one thing this is rare and so far is not clear that the vaccines caused his heart inflammation or what we call mile per dies because. Viruses are in the battle front as well and when the CDC last gave us information they said that the risk of getting heart inflammation after the vaccine was no higher than in the general population of kids who had not been vaccinated I think that's important wit that. Say I. One thing. I think is interesting is that it looks like this tends to be more common in. Boys than girls and more common after the second dose than the first dose will be getting is something we have to keep our eye on but in the death. And most important take home message the risk of heart inflammation after cold in nineteen is much much higher than the risk after vaccine if there is even any risk. And the good context there's so thanks for that I also asked about his FDA advisory committee they just kicked off a meeting to discuss giving to the Coleman vaccine. To kids five and up so while holding me looking for before they sign off on emergency use authorization. Right so remember something as we get younger in age. We're more resistance the virus so there's less infections and let's face it these kids do very well so the key is looking the FDA's gonna look at this with a lands of safety safety first the other thing that we have to keep in mind is their cases are going down significantly. And because they. He Dini and you can be hard to improve effectiveness of what the FD will do is what's called illegal bridging it means get the show that the kids developed and immune response thirty as robust as older kids are young adults and they will give the approval just based on Matt. As long as it's safe. All right doctor Todd Eller and always good to have you here to explain these things just thank you. Terry you're tired you Tim.

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