Vaccination-Associated Myocarditis in Children

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccination-Associated Myocarditis in Children Ages 12–17: A Stratified National Database Analysis

Conclusions: Post-vaccination CAE rate was highest in young boys aged 12–15 following dose two. For boys 12–17 without medical comorbidities, the likelihood of post vaccination dose two CAE is 162.2 and 94.0/million respectively. This incidence exceeds their expected 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization rate at both moderate (August 21, 2021 rates) and high COVID-19 hospitalization incidence.Further research into the severity and long-term sequelae of post-vaccination CAE is warranted. Quantification of the benefits of the second vaccination dose and vaccination in addition to natural immunity in this demographic may be indicated to minimize harm.

Further commentary.