COVID Vaccine in children - myocarditis

Posted by fdodelap @fdodelap, Jun 6 10:33am

My 13 years old son is scheduled for his COVID-19 vaccination; however, I'm reading contradictory information about the vaccine's side effects. For example, there are increased reported cases of myocarditis. But, on the other hand, I read about kids getting myocarditis after they got COVID.
So, is there a correlation between kids with a pre-existing condition that may trigger myocarditis and the vaccine's side effects and/or the disease?

To be more precise, it is safe to say that the COVID vaccine is safe in children; however, if a kid will have myocarditis, he will have it either with a vaccine or the disease?

Thank you!

@fdodelap. Welcome to MayoClinicConnect! We’re a community of volunteers, who through our own health journeys, try to help others through theirs. We’re not doctors so we cannot diagnose or prescribe. But we try to help from experiences and information. I found some information about the rare possibility of myocarditis.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Does-the-COVID-19-vaccine-cause-myocarditis-in-teens-and-young-people.aspx n-teens-and-young-people.aspx
https://www.aappublications.org/news/2021/06/04/covid-vaccine-myocarditis-case-reports-060421
These sources are from pediatricians

. What does your child’s doctor say about the possibility of myocarditis?
Tell us a little more about your son. Does he have a health condition that you are concerned about?

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@becsbuddy

@fdodelap. Welcome to MayoClinicConnect! We’re a community of volunteers, who through our own health journeys, try to help others through theirs. We’re not doctors so we cannot diagnose or prescribe. But we try to help from experiences and information. I found some information about the rare possibility of myocarditis.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Does-the-COVID-19-vaccine-cause-myocarditis-in-teens-and-young-people.aspx n-teens-and-young-people.aspx
https://www.aappublications.org/news/2021/06/04/covid-vaccine-myocarditis-case-reports-060421
These sources are from pediatricians

. What does your child’s doctor say about the possibility of myocarditis?
Tell us a little more about your son. Does he have a health condition that you are concerned about?

Y

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Thank you. I hear frequently that the odds overweighs the risks.

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I'm wondering if kids developing myocarditis heals completely after some treatment?

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I read about some cases of children with myocarditis after getting COVID or a few after the vaccine. I'm trying to find literature regarding if it's a permanent condition or something that medicine can completely cure. Any thoughts? Thank you!

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@fdodelap

I'm wondering if kids developing myocarditis heals completely after some treatment?

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@fdodelap I really understand your worry. The CDC says the incidence of myocarditis is rare and those children who get usually recover well.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/myocarditis.html
What has his doctor said? Does he recommend the vaccine for your son? Becky

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From the limited number of cases with myocarditis it appears they heal completely within a short time. However , this age group has not received the vaccine for very long so follow up studies are limited.
The conclusion is that the benefits outweigh the risks.

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@fdodelap

I'm wondering if kids developing myocarditis heals completely after some treatment?

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@fdodelap This article came up today on the MayoClinicConnect site. There is also one more

Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine | Mayo Clinic Connect

Will your son be getting the Covid vaccine?

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I too have been trying to find an answer to this exact question – would COVID create the same condition that the vaccine is creating in kids, and would the condition perhaps be worse if they get COVID

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